24 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
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The Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences (BHIS) at the The University of Illinois at Chicago offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Visualization.


The Master in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a multidisciplinary field that draws upon and integrates subject matter from a variety of disciplines (e.g. anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, physiology, and surgery, as well as art, graphic design, animation, and computer science). The master’s degree program in Biomedical Visualization is a terminal degree, and is most appropriate for students who wish to apply their knowledge through practice in academic, healthcare, or industry settings. Graduates from the program are grounded in visual communication problem solving while embracing innovation in digital media technology to translate research and discovery, as well as visually educate health care providers, physicians, and patients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology
  • Information Sources in Biomedical & Health Information Sciences
  • Strategic Inquiry in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
  • Seminar in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences for Biomedical Visualization
  • Visual Learning and Visual Thinking I
  • Anatomical Visualization
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 alternative credits
  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 49–52.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - No restrictions. All prerequisite course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Prior academic work must include:

1. General or introductory chemistry.

2. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Human Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology I and II with dissection.

3. Additional science courses must include two or more of the following (at least one of these courses must be an upper-division course): biochemistry, cell biology, developmental anatomy (vertebrate embryology), genetics, histology, immunology, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, microbiology, neuroscience, neurobiology, physical/biological anthropology, or pathology.

  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Tests Required GRE General Test that includes Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing assessment. Preference will be given to applicants with a combined Quantitative and Verbal score above 300. Test scores are required for all applicants.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 USD /month
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