Improve health care through data science.
Leverage data and solve complex clinical and public health issues with the George Washington University’s (GW) online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Biomedical Informatics. You’ll gain the skills to facilitate innovation in health care and harness the power of analytics to support clinical decision-making, research, and patient engagement.
Accreditation and Rankings
- Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- #66 Best National University*
- #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*
* U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings
- Complete your degree in 24 months
- 100% online, no residency required
- Apply data science principles to support clinical decision-making, research, and patient engagement
- Full member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
The MSHS in Biomedical Informatics curriculum includes courses in high-performance computing, health care leadership, epidemiology, and more.
All courses are delivered online in a flexible, asynchronous format, so you can earn your graduate degree while keeping up with your personal and professional commitments.View Courses
When you graduate with the MSHS in biomedical informatics, you’ll be able to:
- Apply data science principles to improve health care delivery
- Demonstrate programming, data analysis, and data manipulation skills
- Integrate and synthesize data to inform ethical and evidence-based patient-centered care
- Design solutions for biomedical information problems through the application of computational and systems thinking, information science, and technology
Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?
To succeed, you should be self-motivated, comfortable with a self-directed study, and passionate about changing the health care system. Previous computer science or programming coursework is recommended but not required.
With the growing use of big data in health care, the demand for professionals with analytical and technological skills is booming.
Medical and health services managers, including health information managers, are expected to see an 18% percent increase in employment opportunities between 2018 and 2028. The median salary in 2018 was $99,730.1
Situated at the intersection of data science, statistics, and leadership, graduates of GW’s MSHS in biomedical informatics are equipped to pursue positions including:
- Health Information Consultant, $77,500 median salary2
- Health Informatics Director, $160,315 median salary3
- Clinical Informatics Specialist, $77,736 median salary4
- Informatics Nurse, $77,494 median salary5
- Healthcare IT Project Manager, $98,369 median salary6
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
- Completed application
- 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
- Bachelor’s degree
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
The Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Biomedical Informatics program at GW consists of 36 credit hours. Please find the cost per credit hour and total estimated program costs here.
Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.Get Tuition Details
Meet the Program Director
Krystl Haerian, MD
Academic program director of online bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificate programs in biomedical informatics.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Manager.Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm
- Payscale (2020 January 7). Health Information Consultant. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Health_Information_Consultant/Salary
- Salary.com (2020 January 20). Health Informatics Director Salary. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/health-informatics-director-salary
- Payscale (2020 February 11). Clinical Informatics Specialist. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Informatics_Specialist/Salary
- Payscale (2020 February 12). Informatics Nurse. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Informatics_Nurse/Salary/
- Payscale (2020 February 4). Health IT Project Manager. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Health_IT_Project_Manager/Salary/