Overview

Master's in Biomedical Informatics

Do you want to harness data to improve health? Would you like to move beyond IT to leverage health information for better decision-making and outcomes? Do you want to be part of health care delivery’s future transformation?

The health care industry faces a shortage of qualified workers trained in health informatics – even though demand is set to grow twice as fast as overall employment.

A master's of science in biomedical informatics answers this demand, training students in technical skills and management of health care analytics. Our program is geared toward:

  • Clinicians and health care professionals,
  • biologists
  • and graduates in information technology and data science.

Top 3 Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics

  1. Be on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing field. A master’s in Biomedical Informatics let you leverage data to make better decisions. You'll learn tools to analyze and manage information – and in the process improve personalized and team-based care.
  2. Sharpen your skill set. Combine powerful analytical skills with an understanding of how information is exchanged in clinical contexts. You can bring a specialized yet adaptive skill set to employers.
  3. Make a career change. Are you looking to make a career change? A master’s in biomedical informatics teaches you new skills critical to health care transformation. You’ll be attractive to employers grappling with the age of data. You can also build partnerships with health care delivery systems and industry to jumpstart your new career in health care.

Why Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah?

  1. We are one of the most prestigious informatics programs in the world. We were the first biomedical informatics department in the U.S., and our faculty offer a broad range and depth of knowledge and experience. 
  2. Learn from industry leaders. Industry leaders shape our curriculum, participate in our practicums, and mentor our students. We teach our graduates relevant skills for tomorrow’s health informatics field.
  3. Diverse job opportunities post-graduation. Alumni have made real-world contributions in fields ranging from clinical medicine to private industry. Our alumni also fill key positions in academia, public health, and government.
  4. Join a diverse, rapidly expanding alumni network. We have the largest informatics alumni network with over 375 graduates from around the globe who are improving health care delivery and moving health forward.

Open Houses - Learn More

Get to know us better by meeting our faculty or students and attending an upcoming open house event.  

Join our email list to learn about upcoming biomedical informatics events or set up a phone call or visit.

Late Application Fee Waived

Here in the big data field, we understand the power of good incentives. Apply for our master’s program by August 15, 2016 and we’ll waive your late application fee. Learn more.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2017

  • Domestic: December 31, 2016
  • International: December 1, 2016

Spring 2017

  • Non-thesis Master: November 1, 2016
Online Application

Overview of Biomedical Informatics