About the Program
A joint program between the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Medicine, in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The inter-collegiate Biomedical Informatics Graduate Certificate Program offers graduate-level training in the field of biomedical informatics, complementing existing MS and PhD degree programs at the University of Cincinnati. The program is open to both graduate students and to clinicians and professionals with advanced degrees.
As an avalanche of data and the increasing sophistication of technology change the way biomedical research is conducted, data scientists are an essential part of the research team. Biomedical informatics experts are in high demand for their ability to dive deeply into clinical, molecular and genomic data and help other scientists and researchers.The biomedical informatics graduate programs at UC and Cincinnati Children’s are working to meet that demand.
The graduate certificate is based on the principle of combining foundations in computer science and engineering with state-of-the-art clinical and biomedical applications. The core curriculum consists of seven courses which includes a one-credit hour seminar plus two electives.
The collaboration between Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati provides students exciting opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research while being embedded in one of the premier health care centers in the nation.
Biomedical informatics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field. It encompasses the development and implementation of informatics systems for the improved delivery of health care, as well as computational and analytical methods that advance biomedical research. In recent years, BMI has become an integral component of both clinical and translational research and the health care infrastructure, increasing the demand for researchers and professionals who can take advantage of these concurrent innovations.
The certificate program will train graduate students in both quantitative and biomedical programs to develop and apply computational methods addressing current problems in biomedicine, and to design and implement clinical informatics systems. At the same time, the program will be designed to also enable training of clinicians and health professionals with advanced degrees who are interested in the integration of electronic health record (EHR) and related systems with clinical practice and research.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are accepted through either the College of Medicine or the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Please note that the program is the same regardless of which college the application is submitted through. A completed undergraduate degree is required with preference given to students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. It is not necessary to have taken the GRE.