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MS in Biomedical Informatics MS in Biomedical Informatics Academics

MS in Biomedical Informatics Academics

At NYU Langone’s Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, students in our MS in biomedical informatics program acquire the skills and knowledge needed for careers in biomedical informatics and computational biology. The program is typically 12 months, but students interested in completing it on a part-time basis can submit a request to do so as part of their application.

We provide rigorous hands-on training in designing experiments, generating and analyzing data, and modeling biomedical systems in real-life situations. We also prepare our students to enter the workforce by enhancing their consulting, communication, and teamwork skills.

Our program teaches the core competencies needed for the American Board of Medical Specialties subspecialty certification in clinical informatics and benefits junior faculty and early-career investigators interested in additional training in informatics.

MS in Biomedical Informatics Curriculum

Our MS in biomedical informatics requires a minimum of 34 to 36 credits, including core and elective courses, as well as completion of a written thesis, oral defense, and practical work experience.

Program Timeline

The program begins in the summer and spans the next two semesters, with an additional consulting practicum the following summer. Details of the curriculum are as follows.

Summer I

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Informatics
  • Programming for Data Analysis


  • Methodological Foundations of Biomedical Informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Seminar in Biomedical Informatics
  • Professional Studies in Biomedical Informatics


  • Electives (two courses)
  • Biomedical Informatics Practicum I
  • Seminar in Biomedical Informatics
  • Professional Studies in Biomedical Informatics

Summer II

  • Biomedical Informatics Practicum II

MS in Biomedical Informatics Electives

Master’s students in the biomedical informatics program may take electives offered by NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. Examples of electives available to master’s students include the following.

Bioinformatics Track

  • Proteomic Informatics
  • Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics
  • Advanced Integrative Omics
  • Microbiome Informatics

Clinical Informatics Track

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Evaluation Methods for Predictive Risk Models


The following electives can be applied to any track:

  • Independent Studies in BMI
  • Consulting in Biomedical Informatics
  • Introduction to Biostatistics and Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Deep Learning for Biomedical Data