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Biomedical Informatics

Gain New Skills on Your Schedule

With the George Washington University’s (GW) flexible online programs in biomedical informatics, you’ll be ready to harness your skills in analytics, decision-making, research, and patient engagement and use them to improve healthcare delivery.

Online Programs in Biomedical Informatics

Whether you’re looking to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in biomedical informatics, you’ll benefit from GW’s high academic standards be prepared to lead an innovative career in the biomedical informatics field.

Dual BSHS in Clinical Research Administration / MSHS in Biomedical Informatics

Learn to ensure quality and compliant clinical research conduct and leverage biomedical data to support clinical decision-making.

MSHS in Biomedical Informatics

Take on complex clinical and public health issues by applying data science principles to your job. We’ll help you harness your knowledge to advance your career in a flexible, online program format.

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Whether you’re curious about a specific program or the day-to-day requirements of learning online, we’re here to answer your questions. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

Careers in Biomedical Informatics

With a degree in bioinformatics, you’ll enter a booming industry in need of professionals knowledgeable in big data and healthcare information systems.

Between 2018 and 2028, medical and health services managers, including health information managers, are expected to see an 18-percent increase in employment opportunities, with a median salary of $99,730.1

Top-Ranked Education

  • Fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ranked #70 Best National University in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #86 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges ranking
  • Ranked #20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore an online program at the George Washington University, our dedicated staff is here to support you. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 844-386-7323.

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GW operates on 15-week semesters, with courses starting three times throughout the year in August, January, and May.

Online classes are designed to take the same amount of time as on-campus classes. They are taught by GW faculty members and have comparable assignments to campus programs that can be completed off-site. Each three-credit hour course is expected to take between 18-20 hours for coursework per week. As an off-campus student, you also save time that on-campus students spend commuting.

While most studies will be completed online, your program may require you to visit campus during the course of your studies.

No, you do not need to attend class at a specific time. Our online courses are designed to be asynchronous, giving you flexibility.

Assignments will have specified due dates that must be met. Students are expected to attend weekly class sessions and participate in weekly class collaborations.

Yes, an academic advisor will work with you throughout the admissions process, scheduling classes, and the course of your studies. GW also offers our online students 24/7 technical support.

Students in GW’s master’s, bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s programs may be eligible for financial aid. Students seeking graduate certificates are not eligible for federal financial aid.

You may also be able to benefit from loans, institutional scholarships, merit- or need-based grants, employer reimbursement programs, and more. Explore your options on our Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Yes, GW is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

You can request more information to speak with a GW program manager, or you can begin the application process today.

Yes. GW’s transcript ordering service is available to interested applicants of the programs listed on this website. The service is designed to make the application process simpler for you, while also helping us expedite the admissions decision on your behalf. Our transcript services team will order all domestic transcripts once you decide to allow us to help you with this task.

The George Washington University will only request and pay for your domestic college transcripts that allow third-party requests up to the point of admission to the university. This means that any coursework completed after you are advised of an admission decision, including coursework you are currently completing, will still need to be submitted by you.

It is your responsibility to request and purchase these additional transcripts to complete your file. This information may be used to determine your eligibility for financial aid, admission, and potential transfer credits. Additionally, some institutions may require you to obtain your official transcripts directly; if this is the case, we will contact you.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved February 20, 2020, from