A 2-year Masters training program in biomedical informatics research. Biomedical Informatics Master of Medical Sciences
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Master's program (MBI) with a focus on data science
Traditional Master's Program (48-credit)
  • 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)
  • For students who hold a doctoral degree in a biomedical or related field and who recognize the relevance of informatics and data science to their research
  • MDs who are interested in qualifying for the sub-specialty in clinical informatics
  • Medical students who would like to explore the opportunities for informatics in the practice of medicine
Time commitment
  • The Traditional program is completed over 3 academic semesters. The Accelerated program may be completed in one academic year full-time or over two academic years part-time

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

Students in the program complete a range of foundational courses in quantitative and biomedical subjects, as well as courses in emerging areas such as precision medicine, data science, and data visualization, culminating with a capstone research project. Graduates will be equipped to apply their knowledge of biomedical informatics to the rapid advancement of data-driven methods used to accelerate biomedical discovery and improve the delivery of healthcare.

Please contact Rebecca Fitzhugh for further information, including tuition costs and admission procedures.