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Biomedical Informatics Masters Graduate Program (BMI MS)

University/Institute: New York University (NYU)
Location: United States - New York
Focus: Medical Informatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

Our MS in biomedical informatics requires a minimum of 34 to 36 credits, including core and elective courses, as well as completion of a written thesis, oral defense, and practical work experience.

Program Timeline

The program begins in the summer and spans the next two semesters, with an additional consulting practicum the following summer. Details of the curriculum are as follows.

Summer I (6 credits)
--Programming for Data Analysis (2 credits)
--Introduction to Biomedicine (2 credits)
--Introduction to Programming (2 credits)

Fall (12 credits)
--Methodological Foundations of BMI (3 credits)
--Bioinformatics (3 credits)
--Machine Learning (3 credits)
--Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
--Professional Studies in BMI (0 credits)

Spring (12 credits)
--2 Electives (6 credits)
--Practicum I (6 credits)
--Professional Studies in BMI (0 credits)

Summer II (4 credits)
-Practicum II

Program Goals:

The MS in biomedical informatics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences sharpens students’ practical skills in basic science, translational science, and medical research. Our 12-month curriculum, which you can also complete on a part-time basis if you submit a request to do so as part of your application, produces professionals who can solve challenging biomedical problems. Request our MS in Biomedical Informatics eBook. Opens in a new tab to learn more.

As a student pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical informatics, you learn to create novel computational and quantitative methods and apply them to biomedical research. The vibrant scientific research community at NYU Langone and NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers you the chance to work with nationally and internationally recognized faculty researchers in our laboratories, institutes, and departments. You also have access to our in-house high-performance computing facility.

The rapidly growing field of bioinformatics has influenced many recent healthcare developments, including new opportunities for personalized medicine. These innovations, along with a recent growth in high-throughput genomics technologies, have created a demand for skilled bioinformatics professionals.

Our graduates are prepared for biomedical informatics and computational biology careers in academic research, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, medical centers, hospitals, and insurance and consulting companies.


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2015
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 200
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 30
Average number of incoming students per year: 20
Average number of graduates per year: 15

Program URL: https://med.nyu.edu/research/sackler-institute-graduate-biomedical-sciences/ms-biomedical-informatics
Syllabus URL: https://med.nyu.edu/research/sackler-institute-graduate-biomedical-sciences/ms-biomedical-informatics/academics

Contact Person: Sandra Squarcia ( sandra.squarcia@nyulangone.org )

Last updated: Jan 27, 2020

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