Medical Informatics Programs
  Medical Informatics Programs in the United States

Date Compiled: June 2009





Degree Requirements

Sampling of Research Interests

Arizona State University

MS and PhD in Biomedical Informatics

Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Engineering

MS: 30 credits including thesis , PhD: 39-45 credits required courses and 39-45 credits of elective courses

Health Information Technology Assessment for Clinical Outcomes, Distributed Cognition and Scientific Collaboration in Medicine and Health, 

University of California Los Angeles

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

Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program

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

Novel methods for image acquisition, New methods for interacting with clinical data, including medical images, Higher-level abstractions and automated techniques for organizing medical data, Development of a probabilistic methodology for linking healthcare events into a single ˇ§episode of care.ˇ¨ 

University of California- San Franciso

PhD in Clinical and Translational informatics (CTI)

Program in Biological and Medical Informatics.

no fixed credit requirement (individual plans), 3 required courses + informatics rotations, plus should have or achieve competencies in biostatistics, programming, clinical sciences and mathematics

Diagnostic workstation design/user interface issues, Clinical information system integration, XML databases for clinical information systems, decision support systems, automated clinical inference, Informatics techniques for healthcare delivery

Stanford University

Professional MS, Academic MS, PHD, Graduate Certificate

School of Medicine -Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research

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)



Postdoctoral fellowship in Biomedical Informatics

School of Medicine - Center for Medical Informatics

not a degree program.  Training is project-based

Trial/DB: A Web-accessible, Multi-disciplinary Database for Clinical Research; Clinical Applications of Mobile Computing Technologies; Clinical Decision Support Systems and Computer-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 

Nova Southeastern University

 MS in Medical Informatics

College of Ospeopathic Medicine

43 credit hours


University of West Florida

Medical Informatics Certificate

School of Allied Health and Life Sciences

4 credits


Northwestern University

MS in Medical Informatics

School of Continuing Studies

11-14 courses (depending on student's background)


Indiana University

Medical Informatics Fellowship

Medical Center and Regenstrief Institute 



Harvard - MIT HST program

MS in Biomedical Informatics


66 units of graduate credit plus a Master's thesis

Grand Valley State University

MS Medical and Bioinformatics - nonthesis

Computing & Information Systems

36 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0

information not readily available

University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey

MS, PHD and Certificate in Biomedical Informatics

School of Health Related Professions

MS: 36 credit hours, PHD: 61 credits beyond MS degree in Biomedical Informatics or 85 credits for students who don't have MS in Biomedical Informatics, Certificate: 15 credit hours.

information not readily available


MA and PHD in Clinical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics

MA: 30 credits, PhD: 60 credits


State University of New York

MS in Medical Informatics

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

39 credit hours- Master's essay included


Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Medical Informatics Fellowship


completion of 1-2 year fellowship and research thesis in area of interest

information not readily available

Oregon Health and Science University

MSBI, MBI (Master of Biomedical Informatics), PhD in BI, Graduate Certificate

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. 

University of Pittsburgh

MS, PHD in Biomedical Informatics

Department of Biomedical informatics

MS - 36 credit hours, minimum B grade in all graduate courses; PhD - 72 credits (54 - coursework, 18 - dissertation research)

Evaluation of an Intelligent Tutoring System in Pathology: Effects of External Representation on Performance Gains, Metacognition, and Acceptance; Unsupervised clustering of over-the-counter healthcare products into product categories, The development of common data elements for a multi-institute prostate cancer tissue bank:

Vanderbilt University


Department of Biomedical Informatics

MS - 22-34 credit hours, thesis ; PHD - 72 credit hours


The University of Utah

MS, PhD, Certificates in Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine

MS - 30 creidt hours: 23 formal class work, 7 hours of research for thesis; PHD - 54 credit hours: 40 credit formal class work, 14 credits research, passing a PHD written and oral Qualifying registration; Certificate - 15 credit hours

Web-based care coordination integrating medicine and psychiatry, Data mining exploration of the heritable comnponent to disease-, health-, and medication response-related traits, Building the trEDW (translational research Enterprise Data Warehouse) and associated tools.

University of Washington

Certificate, MS, PHD, post-graduate fellowships in Biomedical and Health Informatics

Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics (under SOM)

MS: 60 credit hours, including at least nine Thesis credits, cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum, complete an MS thesis and pass a final exam; PHD: 90 credit hours, including 27 Dissertation credits, formal examinations: qualifying exam, general exam, final exam

Community Health Assessment Key Indicators, Personal Health Information Management for Breast Cancer Patients, Predicting Drug-Drug Interactions Using Drug Mechanism Knowledge

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


College of Engineering & Applied Science, Medical College of Wisconsin (plus other participating departements)

61-67 credit hours beyond BA

Computational Models for Vaccine Design, Content Based Retrieval of Medical Images, Collaborative Intelligent Health Information Systems Initiative, Investigating and Annotating Discourse Connectivity in Biomedical Text  

Milwakee School of Engineering/Medical College of Wisconsin

MS in Medical Informatics

School of Business at MSOE/Grad School of Biomedical Sciences at MCW

54 quarter credits (42 - required courses, 6 - elecives, 6 - project)


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