Track: Data Science

Future success in health care lies in effective, data-driven decision making. Students with this specialty will enhance their skills on next generation data analysis and decision support integration.

Best suited for: Computer scientists, statisticians and clinicians


Course Descriptions

View Biomedical Informatics course descriptions.

View Biomedical Informatics course schedules.

Course Title Credits

First Year

Fall Semester (7.5 CH)

BMI 6018 Introduction to Programming (Python) 3
BMI 6203 Clinical Database Design 2
BMI 6010 Foundations of Health Care Informatics 2
BMI 6810 Business Seminar Series 0.5

Spring Semester (10.5 CH)

BMI 6105 Intro. to Probability & Statistics  3
BMI 6016 Biomedical Data Quality 1
COMP 5360 Intro to Data Science 3
BMI 6115 Biomedical Text Processing plus Lab 3
BMI 6810 Business Seminar Series 0.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (12.5 CH)

BMI 6810 Business Seminar Series  0.5
BMI 6300 Clinical Decision Support 3
BMI 6130 Applied Machine Learning  3
CS 5630 Visualization for Data Scientist 3
BMI Practicum (can be taken any semester) *3

Spring Semester (7 CH)

BMI 6950-024 Principles of Leadership 1.5
BMI 6810 Business Seminar Series .5
BMI 6120 Standards in Biomedical Informatics 2
BMI Advanced Machine Learning 2
BMI 6975 Non-Thesis Capstone Project:Presenation and Exam 1
Total Credit Hours 37.5

MS Application Deadline

April 1st*

*Please note the University Graduate Admissions Office deadline to submit applications is April 1. Applications submitted after this date will be charged a $30 late fee. The Department of Biomedical Informatics will accept applications through April 15. The $30.00 late fee will be applied after April 1.

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

*Classes begin on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Online Application

Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah