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Biomedical Informatics - Traditional Research Track

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
874 USD/credit
874 USD/credit
251 USD/credit
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About

The mission of The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) is to educate future scientists and professionals in biomedical informatics and health information technology, conduct informatics research to improve health care and advance biomedical discovery and develop advanced informatics tools to solve problems in health care.

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Overview

The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston offers a Master's Degree in Biomedical Informatics with two tracks: the traditional research track and the applied biomedical informatics track. Both tracks provide students knowledge and skills to deliver innovative solutions to real-world problems in health information technology.  Both tracks can be completed online, and students have the option of enrolling full time or part time in either track.  Semester credit hours earned in the master's programs are transferrable to the doctoral program.

The traditional research track focuses on how health and biomedical data are collected and processed into health information and knowledge and how they are applied to support clinical decision making. Students in this track will gain solid understanding in basic aspects of biomedical informatics as well as in-depth knowledge in focus areas of the student's choosing. The traditional research track requires 39 semester credit hours to complete. The program concludes in a capstone/practicum project that allows students to work on an investigative project to demonstrate their learning acquisition in a professional setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Biomedical Informatics
  • Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences
  • Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences II
  • Research Design and Evaluation in Biomedical Informatics
  • Statistical Methods in Biomedical Informatics
  • Scientific Writing in Healthcare
  • Practicum in Biomedical Informatics

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Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
87 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Application Form
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Baccalaureate or higher degree
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): no minimum GPA requirement. Majority of successful applicants have a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)The majority of successful applicants to our master's program have individual GRE scores (quantitative, verbal and analytical) in the 40th percentile or higher
  • Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of reference from educators & employers
  • Two page, double spaced Goal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    874 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 874 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    874 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 874 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    251 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 251 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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