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MSHS in Biomedical Informatics

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.

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Quick Facts

36

total credits

$980

cost per credit hour

2 years

average duration

Accreditation and Rankings

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • #66 Best National University*
  • #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*
  • MSHS in Health Care Quality program outcomes

U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Program Highlights

Curriculum

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.

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Program Outcomes

When you graduate with the MSHS in biomedical informatics, you’ll be able to:

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.

Career Outlook

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

Admission Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

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Tuition Details

The Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Biomedical Informatics program at GW consists of 36 credit hours and costs $980 per credit hour.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

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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.

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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Sources:

  1. 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
  2. Payscale (2020 January 7). Health Information Consultant. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Health_Information_Consultant/Salary
  3. 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
  4. Payscale (2020 February 11). Clinical Informatics Specialist. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Informatics_Specialist/Salary
  5. Payscale (2020 February 12). Informatics Nurse. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Informatics_Nurse/Salary/
  6. 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/