Print Options

Graduate Committee

Dr. James McClay (Chair & Graduate Program Director), Dr. Babu Guda (Bioinformatics Track Director); Dr. James Campbell, Dr. Scott Campbell, Dr. Martina Clarke, Dr. Jane Meza (or designee), Dr. Cheryl Thompson, Dr. James Turpen, Dr. Ann Fruhling (University of Nebraska - Omaha representative), and Dr. Dele Davies (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs).  

The mission of the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program is to develop the next generation of biomedical informaticians who will advance research and practice in contemporary information and knowledge management using innovative evidence-based approaches to improve human health.  The Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program was formally approved by the Regents of the University and the State of Nebraska in the Spring of 2013.  This program brings together experts and resources from multiple campuses including the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the University of Nebraska - Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL).

This joint program involving UNMC & UNO leverages expertise across campuses to provide an educational and research program with strengths in biologic, health care and technological aspects of biomedical informatics. It is a multidisciplinary, interprofessional effort integrating the theory and practice of information technology management, computer science, decision support systems, and applied computing with clinical science, biological science, bio-imaging, and public health.  

MS Curriculum

General Requirements

  • Completion of coursework
  • Completion of comprehensive examination
  • Completion of a research project consistent with a master's level achievement
  • Completion and successful defense of a master's thesis

Coursework

Students pursuing the MS degree in Biomedical Informatics must complete the following courses:

Biomedical Sciences Core: Select one (1) course from the following
GCBA 823FUNDAMENTAL IN GENETIC2
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
HSRA 810US HLTH CARE SYSTEMS3
PAMM 940MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASE3
Research & Quantitative Methods Core:
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
Computing Core: CSCI 8010 and one (1) additional course selected from the following
CSCI 8010 (FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
CIST 9080 (RESEARCH DIRECTIONS IN IT - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
ISQA 8050 (DATA ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
CSCI 8080 (DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
CSCI 8325 (DATA STRUCTURES - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
Informatics Core: Select two (2) courses from the following
BMI 970SEMINAR - HEALTH INFORMATICS (each semester)1
GCBA 815TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS IN BIOINFORMATICS3
ISQA 8570 (INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
Electives (2 graded courses)
Each student will work with his/her Advisory Committee to determine the appropriate graduate-level elective courses
Other Requirements
BMI 899MASTERS THESIS (6 credits)1-9