M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Informatics

Vanderbilt University

12 months
2150 USD/credit 64500 USD/year
2150 USD/credit 64500 USD/year
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The Biomedical Informatics program of Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized research program in which students actively engage in high quality research mentored by 60+ faculty from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI).

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About the Program

As a result, our students have achieved outstanding publication records, as well as, numerous recognitions from national organizations. Candidates with prior training in the computational and biosciences are preferred. Funding opportunities include our National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Training Grant and postdoctoral research fellowships, as well as the VA Post Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement.

Students who enter the Biomedical Informatics program of Vanderbilt University typically have a background in one of the health professions (e.g., MD, DO, RN, DDS, or a MS or PhD in a health-related area such as psychology or biostatistics) or with a background in computing, engineering, biology, or mathematics. After graduation, they pursue careers as full-time academic researchers, part-time academic researchers/part-time clinicians, scientific managers in industry, advanced scientists in industry, information managers in health care settings, and consultants or entrepreneurs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Scientific Communication
  • Clinical Information Systems and Databases Wright
  • Technology and Society
  • Evaluation Methods in Biomedical Informatics
  • Clinical Observation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, biology, biochemistry, nursing, mathematics, statistics, physics, information management, a health-related field, or a similar discipline is a basic requirement for admission to the graduate degree program
  • Students without a computational background are encouraged to take at least one or more introductory level courses in computer science before entering the program
  • Some background in biology and statistics are helpful but not a requirement
  • All international applicants are required to provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is administered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. The Department requires applicants to meet or exceed a score of 600.
  • International applicants who have obtained at least a masters level degree from an accredited US university are not required to provide TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    64500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
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