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Biomedical Informatics

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

M.Sc. Online
12 months
Duration
10356 USD/year
10356 USD/year
3048 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Biomedical Informatics program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has two tracks: the research track and the applied biomedical informatics track.

Overview

Both tracks of the Biomedical Informatics program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston provides students with knowledge and skills to deliver innovative solutions to real-world problems in health information technology. Both tracks have CAHIIM Accreditation and can be completed online. Master’s students also 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.

Research Track

The research 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 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 research 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.

Applied Track

The mission of the applied master’s in the biomedical informatics program is to educate and train future leaders, innovators, and problem solvers across Texas, the nation, and the world. Our students will utilize data, information, and knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate health information solutions to improve human health.

The applied biomedical informatics track is a fully online program. Students will learn about the modern U.S. health care system, electronic health records (EHRs), health care legislation, standards, health information security protocols, health data science, change management, and project management. The program culminates in a capstone project that allows students to apply learned skills in a real-world setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences
  • Research Design and Evaluation in Biomedical Informatics
  • Statistical Methods in Biomedical Informatics
  • Scientific Writing in Healthcare
  • Foundations of Pharmacogenomics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

39 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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
  • Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of reference from educators & employers
  • Goal Statement
  • Please note: Current students in the certificate program applying to the master's program should complete at least 3 classes before applying. It is also recommended that at least one of the reference letters be from an SBMI faculty member.
  • Please note: Students on a F-1 student visa are not eligible to enroll in the Master of Science in Applied Biomedical Informatics program. F1 sponsorship is available for students in the Master of Science in Research Biomedical Informatics program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5178 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5178 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1524 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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