Harvard Medical School

The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School offers a Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) degree for students who aim for a biomedical career that requires strong data science skills. Students have the opportunity to learn from experts from throughout the Harvard community. Graduates gain an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of the field of biomedical informatics and are proficient in applying a broad range of approaches, methods, and techniques in their chosen careers.

Master’s Program (48-credit program)

  • For students who hold a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or another related quantitative field
Accelerated Master’s Program (36-credit program)

  • For students who hold a doctoral degree in a biomedical or related field and recognize the relevance of informatics and data science to their research
  • MDs interested in qualifying for the subspecialty in clinical informatics
  • Medical students who would like to explore the importance of informatics in the practice of medicine
The Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) PhD program is designed for students with a strong quantitative background who are interested in applying their skills to solve fundamental problems in biological and medical sciences. The mission of the BIG program is to train future leaders in bioinformatics and genomics by providing students with the tools they need to conduct original research and develop novel approaches and new technologies to address fundamental biological questions.

MBI Program Director: Nils Gehlenborg
Email: mbi@hms.harvard.edu
BIG Program Director: Peter Park
Email: big@hms.harvard.edu
Website: https://dbmi.hms.harvard.edu/education