Biomedical and Health Informatics MS

Globally connected networks, big data, decision analytics and the genomic revolution are shaping the future of global healthcare systems. That's why our faculty have created a master's program that addresses these advancements.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option(s) Main Campus, Syracuse Campus, Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $462

Credit Hours 33-36

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years

Overview

Students will explore methods for assessing information practices, evaluating needs of providers and patients and creating technology solutions to address challenges the industry is currently facing. Our curriculum coincides with our existing computer science programs with specialized health informatics and health information management coursework.

The framework is guided by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), the pre-eminent accrediting body for graduate health informatics and information management education. 

Our program provides three tracks, each specifically designed to focus on the needs of today's healthcare settings.

Tracks

Health Information Management: Health Data Science

This track focuses on biomedical data analytics and applications. Students learn best practices in utilizing health care and public health data to improve health outcomes in individuals and communities. Areas covered include data analysis and data science methods, processes and tools for big data; machine learning; statistical data analysis and inference; spatiotemporal and signal analytics; text mining; data/reference terminologies; and data collection, storage and administration models.

Health Informatics: Intelligent Health Systems

This track focuses on smart and connected health information systems analysis, design, implementation and management. Areas covered include digital health, telemedicine, decision support systems and cognitive systems, artificial intelligence in medicine, smart health, mobile health and healthcare quality assurance.

Health Informatics: Professional

This track focuses on a more business management and administration approach to health informatics with electives selected from our award-winning Master of Business Administration programs. Students will take courses such as organizational management to prepare for the application of business principles to health informatics.

Curriculum

 

Master of Science

Isabelle Bichindaritz: Program Introduction - Biomedical and Health Informatics

Introduction Video
Program Director: Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz

Oswego offers generous graduate student support.

We have 120+ graduate assistantships totaling over $369,000 per year in tuition waivers and stipends.

Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate advanced proficiency in health information technology and health informatics with a focus on systems integration, safety and security, as well as intelligent health systems practices. Graduates foster relationships with leading health care businesses in the area and have opportunities to work with organizations such as Upstate Medical Center, MedTech, Welch Allyn and the Veterans Health Administration through internships and research projects to build experience and a professional network.

Career Opportunities

  • Health information technician
  • User interface developer 
  • Health information exchange manager
  • Data integrity specialist
  • Network security engineer

The professors at Oswego know my strengths and put me in a position to excel. They are phenomenal people, they enjoy being at Oswego. I love that they are accessible to chat and discuss at any time.

Program Resources





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn't come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.





$500,000

in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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Admission Requirements

Official transcript

Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.

GRE scores (recommended)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are optional, but help in evaluating your academics. Strong GRE scores allow your application to stand out.

Statement of purpose

In 500 words or less, describe your personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and detail your educational and professional objectives with reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego. This statement will help the review team better understand and evaluate your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.

Two letters of recommendation

Indicate two names with valid email addresses. We will send an email request directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. 

Application fee

Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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