May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical and Health Informatics, M.S.

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Isabelle Bichindaritz, Director of Biomedical Informatics

225 Syracuse Campus



Admission Information

Program Information

Computer Science Department


The biomedical and health informatics program offers thorough graduate studies in concepts, methods, and skills for analyzing information practices, evaluating needs of providers and patients, and creating innovative technology solutions to address challenges the healthcare sector is currently facing. Our curriculum consists of 33-36 graduate credits of core, elective, and capstone experiences and provides three tracks, each specifically designed to focus on the needs of today’s healthcare settings in clinical informatics, health data science, and health information systems management. Program graduates undertake successful careers in clinical informatics, public health informatics, bioinformatics, or biotechnology in professional and/or research environments.  This program can be completed in the classroom or entirely online. Upon entrance into the program, each participant will work closely with the program Director to develop an individualized study plan.

Biomedical and Health Informatics (33-36cr)

Foundations (0-3 cr)

Tracks (21 cr)

Select one track from A, B, or C.

A: Health Informatics / Intelligent Health Systems

Required Electives (6 cr)

Under advisement.

Required Project or Thesis (6 cr)

B: Health Information Management / Health Data Science

Required Electives (6 cr)

Under advisement.

Required Project or Thesis (6 cr)

C: Health Informatics Professional

Required Electives (6 cr)

Electives under advisement.

Required Graduate Internship (6 cr)


Foundation Requirements for Master in Biomedical and Health Informatics Program

Students not coming from biology or health studies or equivalent are required to take a foundation course in Biomedical and Health Terminology. Students not coming from informatics or technology studies or equivalent may be required to take one foundation course in technology fundamentals. The program Director will advise each student individually as to the best foundation knowledge to acquire to succeed in the program. The foundation requirements must be completed in order to continue in the program beyond the first year. Courses to satisfy the foundation requirements are regularly offered online. The program can be started in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Degree Candidacy for Master of Biomedical and Health Informatics Program

It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy once they have completed 12 to 18 credit hours of graduate study. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. The graduate director will conduct a review of the candidate’s academic performance to ensure these standards are upheld. 


Additional Information for Master of Biomedical and Health Informatics Program

Students must complete during their coursework:

  • Biomedical Human Subjects Research Training.

Students are encouraged to complete certification exams in biomedical informatics in support of their career goals.


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