The MS in biomedical informatics at NYU 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 produces professionals who can solve challenging biomedical problems. Request our MS in Biomedical Informatics eBook 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 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.
At NYU School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, students in our 12-month MS in biomedical informatics program acquire the skills and knowledge needed for careers in biomedical informatics and computational biology.
We provide rigorous hands-on training in designing experiments, generating and analyzing data, and modeling biomedical systems in real-life situations. We also prepare our students to enter the workforce by enhancing their consulting, communication, and teamwork skills.
Our program teaches the core competencies needed for the American Board of Medical Specialties subspecialty certification in clinical informatics and benefits junior faculty and early-career investigators interested in additional training in informatics.
Our MS in biomedical informatics requires a minimum of 34 credits, including core and elective courses, as well as practical work experience.
The program typically begins in the summer and spans the next two semesters, with an additional consulting practicum the following summer.
The following are sample courses for summer one.
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The following are sample courses for summer two.
Health informatics studies the nature of medical data and the use of information technology to manage health-related information in medical practice, education, and research. With increases in the application and uses of information technology in the medical industry, there is an unprecedented need for professionals who can combine their knowledge of computing and health care to improve the safety and quality of care delivery, as well as to help control costs.
The MS degree in health informatics applies the creative power of information technology to the information and data needs of health care. This includes the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of patient data, as well as access to electronically maintained medical knowledge for use in patient care, research, and education. Professionals in the field require computing expertise; an understanding of formal medical terminology, clinical processes, and guidelines; and an understanding of how information and communication systems can be used to successfully deliver patient information in various health care settings. The program is offered online only.
The program offers two tracks: the clinician track and analyst track.
To be considered for admission into the MS program in health informatics, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
The Harvard doctor of public health (DrPH) will prepare you for high-level leadership to make a difference in the fields of public health and health care. This first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary degree provides advanced education in public health along with mastery of skills in management, leadership, communications, and innovation thinking. This is accomplished within a highly collaborative, small-group learning environment. In just three years—two years at Harvard plus one year in a field-based doctoral project—you will learn how to address complex problems of public health policy and use advanced analytical and managerial tools to lead organizational and societal change. You will learn the scholarship of translation, assembling scientific evidence and using it to achieve real results in the field. And you will gain hands-on experience working to achieve a specific public health objective under the guidance of Harvard’s world-renowned faculty.
The Harvard DrPH is planned as a 3-year academic program. The first two years of the Harvard DrPH involve full-time, on-campus study as part of a collaborative cohort of approximately 25 students. The academic training will cover the biological, social, and economic foundations of public health, as well as essential statistical, quantitative, and methodological skills you will need to address today’s complex public health challenges, which rarely fall within neat disciplinary boundaries. You will also shape an individualized course of study in your second year by selecting courses to deepen specific areas of expertise and build skills that you will apply during your third year capstone project— the DrPH Doctoral Engagement in Leadership andTranslation for Action (DELTA) Project, which is developed at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to foster transformative leadership in the field. During the DELTA Doctoral Project, you will undertake in a nonprofit, governmental, or for-profit organization.
As a Harvard DrPH graduate, you will be ready to lead. You will be equipped with experience gained through real-world case work and field work conducted at a variety of organizations. You will have the skills to start new organizations or work from within to change existing ones. You will know how to translate public health research into effective policies, programs, and initiatives that dramatically improve individual and population health. You will be comfortable in a leadership role and confident in your public health expertise. And whether you choose to pursue a career in a nongovernmental organization, health ministry, government agency, health care provider, start-up, or more established private sector business, you will be prepared to make a difference.
If you aspire to a leadership position in public health—whether at a health ministry, government agency, consulting firm, health-related start-up, established corporation, nongovernmental organization, or international organization—the Harvard DrPH will equip you to meet your goals.
As a DrPH student, you will work closely with Harvard’s renowned faculty through rigorous case discussions, simulations, and field experiences in a variety of major public health organizations. You will also collaborate with passionate, highly skilled classmates who bring diverse talents, backgrounds, and creative problem-solving skills to the classroom. The rich relationships you establish during this experience will become lasting sources of collaboration and support, along with the global network you will gain as a member of the Harvard alumni community.
All candidates for admission to the Harvard DrPH should have, at a minimum:
Beyond the formal qualifications, we seek top applicants who demonstrate an appetite and vision to effect change, displaying the energy and creativity to have already moved along that path early in their careers. We also explicitly seek to admit students with interest and experience across a broad cross-section of public and private areas of public health and health care locally, nationally, and internationally.