The graduate certificate in Biomedical Informatics provides enrollees with training in basic biomedical informatics competencies. Upon completion, students will have an increased knowledge and understanding of biomedical informatics theories and principles. Skills learned will prepare learners to interact with informatics technologies, leading to novel innovations in biomedical and clinical research and healthcare.

Who should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics?

The program is designed for post-baccalaureate individuals with a strong science, analytics or health background as well as post-graduate individuals who are established in their careers. It is targeted to those looking for concentrated training in biomedical informatics without a degree program. All courses are 100% online in an asynchronous format, respectful of busy schedules.


The program has five courses (15 credit hours) including core coursework (3 courses; 9 credit hours) followed by specialization coursework in a focus area of the student's choice (2 courses; 6 credit hours). Students will take one to two online courses each semester, in-person courses cannot be substituted. Most enrollees complete the program in 12 months.

Core Curriculum for Biomedical Informatics:

  • BMI 5710 - Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • BMI 5750 - Methods in Biomedical Informatics
  • BMI 5760 - Public Health Informatics

Specialization Tracks and Curriculum:

Clinical Informatics

  • BMI 7040 - Introduction to Clinical Informatics
  • BMI 5770 - Health Analytics
Clinical Research Informatics
  • BMI 5740 - Introduction to Research Informatics
  • BMI 7810 - Research Design and Grant Preparation in BMI
Health Analytics
  • BMI 5770 - Health Analytics
  • BMI 7810 - Research Design and Grant Preparation in BMI
Translational Bioinformatics
  • BMI 5730 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • BMI 5740 - Introduction to Research Informatics

A background in the basic sciences, medicine, or computational sciences is preferred. If you are interested in pursuing a certificate but are worried you might not meet the qualifications, please contact us at to see which options might be available for you.

How To Apply

The annual application deadline is July 31st. A bachelor’s degree is required for all certificates. Applicants must submit:
  • Completed online application (fee included)
  • College transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume or CV


Starting September 1st, the application for Autumn 2024 is open. Please apply here.