Biomedical and Health Informatics, MS

Phone: 216.368.7567
Tara Hannum, MA

Degree: Master of Science (MS)
Field of Study: Biomedical and Health Informatics

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) program offers non-thesis and thesis-based options. While the usual time to completion with a full-time schedule is 16 months, students have the option of doing the non-thesis program intensively in 11 months. Part-time students are welcome to do the program at their preferred pace!

The BHI program offers pragmatic, interdisciplinary areas of study immediately relevant in contemporary health systems or research enterprises. Our Master’s degree program is unique in that it encompasses both biomedical research and clinical care informatics with applications to precision medicine, accountable care organizations, and reproducible science. Our program provides grounding across multiple disciplines and will be of interest if you seek a career in which you:

  • Analyze patient diagnoses, treatments and outcomes, based on electronic health records, to inform best practices in clinical care
  • Design or manage studies in the clinical setting to inform quality and safety process improvements
  • Collaborate in biomedical research, including the analysis of large genetic and various “omics” studies, integrated with clinical or population data, to advance the understanding of diseases
  • Design and manage studies that draw from clinical, cohort or population data to inform the assessment and development of devices, therapeutics or other interventions

We bring together a diverse group of faculty from across Case Western Reserve University – the School of Medicine, clinical faculty from our affiliated hospitals, the Weatherhead School of Business, and the School of Engineering – for a cross-disciplinary approach that offers the opportunity to craft tailored areas of study grounded in core competencies:

  • Data analytics
  • Biomedical, clinical and/or population health research
  • Computational and systems research design

Important Note: The program information contained on this page is current as of July 1st, 2022. For the most current information, we advise you to review the MS in Biomedical and Health Informatics program handbook. You can find the most recent Program Handbook here.

Graduate Policies

For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.