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Biomedical Informatics is interdisciplinary and students come to the program from multiple paths including computer science, statistics, biology, nursing, psychology and medicine

Biomedical Informatics uses technology and information to improve health care, create innovations in biomedical sciences, and make predictions from data

Biomedical Informatics graduates work in key positions in academia, public health, and government


University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics was established in 1964 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Since then, the department has become internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education. We have over 400 alumni spanning the globe, working in academics healthcare and private industry. We are excited to bring our experienced faculty members and cutting-edge research and curriculum to the Incheon Global Campus.

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Curriculum Overview

The coursework directly informs informatics practice in biomedical sciences and healthcare settings. The Curriculum is divided in core courses to be taken during the first year and focus courses, that will be tailored to the student needs, in the second year. For details of the curriculum offered see list of all the classes offered by the department.

Research Opportunities

Students in the MS program have the oportunity to work in research projects directed by University of Utah Faculty ( These programs include research in bioinformatics, translational informatics, clinical informatics and population health informatics. Research projects can be tailored to the student interests and carrer goals. Students obtaining the MS degree and succesfully participating in these research prgrams will be highly qualify to continue their studies in our PhD. program.


Admissions Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university or college
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts
  • An official English language test score as follows*:
    • 6.5 on the IELTS
    • 80 on the TOEFL iBT
    • 550 on the TOEFL pBT (paper-based)

*Test date must be within two years of admission for scores to be valid. For more information about the Graduate English Proficiency, visit the website.

Tuition and Fees

  • Cost of tuition – $16,000 per year
  • Students are eligible for scholarships up to $1,000 per semester if they mantain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students participating in research projects, may be elegible to additional research stipends.

Contact Us

For general and administrative questions
Younghee Lee, PhD | | +1 801-581-3673  | +82 32-626-6227(Asia Campus)

For curriculum questions
Damian Borbolla, MD | | +1 801-581-4080

For administrative questions
Barbara Saffel | | +1 801-213-3730


Last Updated: 9/24/20