Medical Informatics Programs in the United States

Date Compiled: June 2006




Degree Requirements

Sampling of Research Interests

Arizona School of Health Sciences

MS in Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics



Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Medical Informatics Fellowship




Grand Valley State University

MS Medical and Bioinformatics - nonthesis

Computing & Information Systems

36 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0


Harvard Medical School

HST MS in Biomedical Informatics


66 credit hours + Masters Thesis


Harvard Medical School - MIT - NEMC Research Training Program

MS in Medical Informatics

The Decision Systems Group

66 units of graduate credit plus a Master's thesis

representation of medical knowledge; Decision support systems; Machine learning models, Clinical workstations

Indiana University

Medical Informatics Fellowship

Medical Center and Regenstrief Institute



Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukke School of Engineering

MS in Medical Informatics

joint offering of Milwaukee School of Engineering and the Medical College of Wisconsin

54 credit hours -42 required coursework, 6 elective credits, 6 intership/research


Northwestern University

MS in Medical Informatics

School of Continuing Studies



Nova Southeastern University

 MS in Medical Informatics

College of Ospeopathic Medicine

43 credit hours


Oregon Health and Science University

MA, PHD, Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics

Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemology

MS: 52 credit hours, non-thesis, completion of ; GCP: 24 credit hours

Areas of research include electronic medical records, information retrieval, information needs assessment, human-computer interfaces, consumer health informatics, telemedicine, etc.

Stanford University

Professional MS, Academic MS, PHD, Graduate Certificate

School of Medicine -Stanford Medical Informatics

Academic MS: 45 credit hours, masters thesis; Professional MS: 45 credit hours; PHD: 135 credit hours, qualifying oral examination, PHD thesis and dissertation; Certificate: completion of 3 core courses (grade B or better)


State University of New York

MS in Medical Informatics

Suny Downstate medical center

39 credit hours- Master's essay included

electronic medical records, coding and nomenclature

The State University of New York - University at Buffalo

Advanced Studies Certificate in Medical/Health Informatics

School of Informatics

20 credit hours


The University of Utah


Biomedical Informatics

MS - 30 credit hours, masters thesis; PHD - 54 credit hours: 40 credit formal class work, 14 credits research, passing a PHD written and oral Qualifying registration


University of California Los Angeles

MS in Medical Imaging Informatics; PHD in Biomedical Enginnering through Medical Imaging Informatics

Biomedical Informatics Center

MS degree: 40 course units, B or better grade required; Masters thesis; PHD degree: completion of the major core + 2 minor fields of specialization

Telemedicine infrastructure, distributed medical information systems, natural language processing (NLP) of medical documents, automated image structuring and anatomical atlases, context-sensitive medical data visualization, and development of disease signature models.

University of California- San Franciso

MS and PHD in Biological and Medical Informatics


36 credits for MS; no fixed credit requirement for PHD


University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey

MS in Biomedical Informatics; PHD in Biomedical Informatics

School of Health Related Professions

MS: 36 credit hours, at least 30 hours formal course work, includes a completed masters' thesis; PHD: 61 credits beyond MS degree in Biomedical Informatics or 85 credits for students who don't have MS in Biomedical Informatics studies


University of Pittsburg

Certificate, MS, PHD

Center for Biomedical informatics

Certificate - 15 credit hours; MS - 36 credit hours, minimum B grade in all graduate courses;

A project is investigating Bayesian methods to analyze mass spectrometry-based proteomic data for application to clinical diagnosis and prognosis.

University of Washington

Certificate; MS; PHD in Biomedical and Health Informatics

Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics

MS - 60 credit hours min., cumulative GPA of 3.0 min.; PHD - 90 credit hours min, cumulative GPA of 3.0 min, exams


University of Wisconsin


Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

61-67 credit hours beyond BA


Vanderbilt University


Department of Biomedical Informatics

MS - 27-40 credit hours, thesis ; PHD - 72 credit hours



Postdoctoral fellowship in Biomedical Informatics

School of Medicine - Center for Medical Informatics


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