Newly Launched Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

The Institute for Informatics (I2) is pleased to announce new Master of Science (MS) and certificate programs in Biomedical Informatics (BMI). These new offerings will be administered through I2 and housed in the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC). Degrees will be conferred through Washington University School of Medicine.

The purpose of the MS in BMI is to provide comprehensive and competency-based training in core Biomedical Informatics theories and methods for both:

  • recent college graduates with backgrounds in the biological and/or computational sciences and;
  • in-career learners with a broad range of experiences in biomedicine/biosciences, mathematics, physical or computer information sciences or engineering, and cognitive and/or social sciences.

The program will provide students with grounded theory and a broad range of applied skills in their chosen track of:

  • translational bioinformatics & clinical research informatics (TBI/CRI);
  • clinical informatics (CI); or
  • bioinformatics (BI).

Students will have the opportunity to personalize their approved electives and competency courses based upon their tracks and educational and professional backgrounds, thus building upon their existing biomedical informatics competencies while being provided with hands-on experiential learning opportunities.


Recent college graduates and in-career learners with training in biology, research and clinical medicine, computer science, data science and analytics, statistics, engineering and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Individuals applying for an NIH Research and Career Development award may submit their proposals in lieu of a formal application.

The application for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on September 1, 2018. For those interested in participating in the inaugural 2018-2019 soft launch of the programs, please contact Andrea Krussel, I2 Program Manager, at, or click on the link below to fill out the inquiry form.

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Tuition Assistance:

Washington University employees may be eligible for a 50% Tuition Assistance Benefit after one year of full time employment. More details.

Course Work:

The Master’s and Certificate Programs Courses page provides you with detailed information on the course offerings.