Master of Science and Certificate Programs Courses

Core Courses: All Tracks

All students in both the certificate and the Master of Science (MS) programs in Biomedical Informatics (BMI) will be expected to take the core classes listed below:

Core Courses: MS Program

  • M18 5200 Biomedical Informatics Research in Progress – 2 units
  • Research hours may include up to ten units in rotations, research, and courses related to capstone and thesis work.
    • M18 5201 Rotation – 2 units
    • M18 5401 Capstone or M18 5402 Thesis – 3 units
  • One Advanced Topics Course – 3 units

Competencies: MS Program

Students in the MS in BMI will be expected to have competency in Scientific Writing by the time of graduation. Students who have taken the equivalent at other institutions may be excused from this course with permission from the director. If the competency has not been met, the student will enroll in M17 – 529 Scientific Writing and Publishing (2 credit hours). These credit hours do not count towards the 36 credit hours required for the MS Program.


Students may take approved electives in computer science, medicine, business, basic science, and public health based on their track with approval from their academic advisor. Some suggested electives include:

  • M21 503 Statistical Computing with SAS
  • M21 506 Introduction to R for Data Science
  • M21 560 Biostatistics I
  • M21 570 Biostatistics II