Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Biomedical Informatics


411 N. Central Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85004

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics, Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In today’s data-intensive world, effectively managing information is critical to the processes and practices of health care and biomedical research. Biomedical informatics merges elements of computing, biostatistics and cognitive science with life sciences and health care practice. The award-winning faculty at ASU’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) provide a strong research mandate, but with real-world applicability. Students in BMI’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs will work and learn in a clinical environment, seeing firsthand the practical applications of their research. BMI accomplishes this fusion of informatics theory with clinical usefulness by taking advantage of its unique location and partnerships. BMI it is located on the downtown Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The area is rapidly developing into a biomedical enterprise zone, with genomics research giant TGen located next door. Other partnerships with such programs as the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, and Banner Health, among others, infuse the program with practical research mandates and clinical relevance. The M.S. in Biomedical Informatics is designed to meet the rapidly growing need for professionals in the field by integrating technical informatics and bioscience expertise with knowledge of the clinical environment. The Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics includes the requirements of the M.S. core curriculum but also focuses on the development of in-depth expertise in a selected area of concentration. The deadline for fall 2010 applications is January 15, 2010. Please visit our graduate application page to learn more about our application process and requirements. Funding is guaranteed for all Ph.D. students,and there may be RA positions for some M.S. students as well.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

International Applicants: Application for Admission (apply online) This includes submitting a resume/CV and a Statement of Purpose. The Statement of Purpose is a 2 page document outlining the reason you have chosen the field of Biomedical Informatics, your long term goals, and why you have chosen to study at ASU’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. Academic Credentials (in English or original language document with an English translation). If you have attended a U.S. institution, one set of official transcripts from every college and university attended, unless you graduated from ASU. Official GRE test scores or any other graduate-level entry exam (for example, the MCAT). Official TOEFL score (only required for those who did not graduate with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution) Letters of Recommendation Form - Word or PDF (3 letters of recommendation required)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
ASU FAFSA Code: 001081.

Locale: Midsize City

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