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The non-thesis option of the Master of Science degree was designed for working professionals who want to face the new health care challenges related to biomedical informatics and health information technology.

A Master of Science degree in biomedical informatics answers this demand by training students in applied technical skills and management of health care analytics. Our program is geared toward:

  • Clinicians and health care professionals
  • Biologists
  • Graduates in information technology and data science
  • Program of Study

We offer three tracks and specialized practicums adapted to market demands. Credit hours are dependent on the track with a required minimum of 30 credits of coursework to include core courses, practicums, and respective track courses:

  • Track: Applied Clinical Informatics
  • Track: Bioinformatics
  • Track: Data Science

*Note that the NTMS is not a research-oriented program. If you are strongly interested in a research career, our Ph.D. program may be a better fit. The application requirements and deadlines for the Ph.D. program are different. If you are not sure about your long-term career goals, you can start out in the Non-Thesis Master of Science (NTMS) program to better understand the field, potential research areas our faculty are working on, and career options in Biomedical Informatics. After completing a portion of the NTMS program, particularly at the end of the first year, you can consider the option of applying to the Ph.D. program, with a possible project and mentor in mind. You will also need to take the GRE to apply to the Ph.D. program. We have a few students each year follow this path very successfully. Please contact us for more information to determine the best track for your application."

Damian Borbolla, MD, MS
Director Email
Robert Barber
Coordinator Email
Salt Lake City