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Master's In Biomedical Informatics

MS in Biomedical Informatics

The Master of Science degree was designed for working professionals who want to face the new health care challenges related to biomedical informatics and health information technology.

A Master of Science degree in biomedical informatics answers this demand by training students in applied 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.

Program of Study

We offer three tracks and specialized practicums adapted to market demands. Credit hours are dependent on the track with a required minimum of 30 credits of coursework to include core courses, practicums, and respective track courses:


*Note that the MS is not a research-oriented program. If you are strongly interested in a research career, our Ph.D. program may be a better fit. The application requirements and deadlines for the Ph.D. program are different. If you are not sure about your long-term career goals, you can start out in the Master of Science (MS) program to better understand the field, potential research areas our faculty are working on, and career options in Biomedical Informatics. After completing a portion of the MS program, particularly at the end of the first year, you can consider the option of applying to the Ph.D. program, with a possible project and mentor in mind. You will also need to take the GRE to apply to the Ph.D. program. We have a few students each year follow this path very successfully. Please contact us for more information to determine the best track for your application.

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 lets you leverage data to make better decisions. You will learn tools to analyze and manage information – and in the process improve personalized and team-based health 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 will be attractive to employers grappling with the age of data, as well as 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 students. We teach our graduates relevant skills for tomorrow’s health informatics fields. Learn more about our Biomedical & Health Informatics Hub.

  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.


Sign-up for an upcoming Information Session (RSVP here). Please email the MS Advisor Team if you have any questions.


Learn more about Career Paths in Biomedical Informatics.

MS Fall Application Deadline

February 15th

Decisions are typically delivered within
4-6 weeks after the submission deadline.

Master’s Application Information