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Biomedical and Health Informatics Online

Master of Science

Biomedical and Health Informatics Online MS

In a world characterized by globally interconnected networks, big data, decision analytics and the genomic revolution, the future of global healthcare systems is taking shape. This is precisely why our faculty has designed a masters program to specifically address these groundbreaking advancements. Oswego's biomedical and health informatics online program is crafted to equip students with the skills needed to assume pivotal roles in catalyzing positive transformations within the perpetually evolving healthcare landscape.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option(s) Syracuse Campus, Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $471

Credit Hours 33-36

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years


The online Master of Science in biomedical and health informatics (BHI) program serves as a gateway to an exciting and dynamic field, where you will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills. You will acquire innovative methods for assessing information practices, evaluating the distinctive requirements of healthcare providers and patients, and crafting advanced technology solutions to address the current challenges within the healthcare industry.

The immersive curriculum seamlessly integrates with our computer science programs, providing specialized coursework in health informatics and health information management, all while adhering to the rigorous standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This accreditation ensures that students not only enhance their careers but also emerge as well-rounded professionals equipped to meet the evolving demands of the healthcare informatics landscape.

As part of our program, you can choose from three distinct tracks, each thoughtfully crafted to address the evolving demands of todays healthcare settings.


Health Information Management: Health Data Science

This track places emphasis on biomedical data analytics and practical applications. You’ll gain expertise in harnessing healthcare and public health data to enhance health outcomes for both individuals and communities. Key areas of study encompass data analysis and data science techniques, as well as tools for managing big data. Additionally, students delve into topics such as machine learning, statistical data analysis, spatiotemporal and signal analytics, text mining, data/reference terminologies, as well as models for data collection, storage and administration.

Health Informatics: Intelligent Health Systems

This track centers on the analysis, design, implementation, and management of intelligent and connected health information systems. Within this track, students explore a wide range of topics, including digital health, telemedicine, decision support systems, cognitive systems, artificial intelligence in medicine, smart health, mobile health and healthcare quality assurance.

Health Informatics: Professional

This track adopts a business management and administration approach to health informatics, allowing students to choose electives from our renowned Master of Business Administration programs. Throughout the program, students engage in courses like organizational management, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to apply fundamental business principles within the context of health informatics.



Master of Science

Biomedical and Health Informatics: Program Introduction

Flexibility and convenience with online degrees

An online graduate degree provides the flexibility to advance your education while maintaining your professional and personal commitments, offering convenience and accessibility for career enhancement and skill development.


BHI graduates showcase advanced expertise in health information technology and health informatics, emphasizing systems integration, safety, security and intelligent health systems practices. Our graduates also cultivate valuable connections with prominent healthcare enterprises in the region. They gain practical experience and expand their professional networks by engaging in internships and research projects with esteemed organizations like Upstate Medical Center, MedTech, Welch Allyn and the Veterans Health Administration.

Career Opportunities

  • Data Analyst/Scientist
  • Data Integrity Specialist
  • Health Information Exchange Manager
  • Health Information Technician
  • Information Officer
  • Manager Chief
  • Network Security Engineer
  • System Analyst IT
  • User Interface Developer

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I am grateful for the comprehensive structure of the BHI program... This holistic curriculum not only fosters a deep understanding of the field but also cultivates a diverse skillset that proves highly relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of biomedical and health informatics.

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.

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STEM Designated

STEM designated educational programs make it possible for international graduates to remain stateside longer to not only establish their careers but also to help meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals. 

International Student and Scholar Services

SUNY Oswego is committed to making your transition to the university and to the United States as seamless as possible. We provide many services to help you adjust to campus life including the New Student Orientation, programs and events, support with cultural adjustment, and more.

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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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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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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.


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Available at the Syracuse Campus

Oswego's BHI program is also available at the Syracuse Campus, offering you the opportunity to study in your backyard.

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Admission Requirements

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Each applicant is required to provide evidence of a biomedical professional degree or the successful completion of a bachelors degree from an accredited academic institution (3.0 GPA for the last 2 years). Prior knowledge of statistics and computer applications is required. Students not meeting prequisites will be considered for admission and may be required to enroll in prerequisite courses through personalized advisement.

Submit official transcripts confirming your bachelors or masters degree/advanced certificate. This includes graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degree/certificate. U.S. transcripts must be sent directly from the granting institution (electronic or mail). All international transcripts require verification via a 
World Education Services (WES) credit evaluation. If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your official transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application upon submitting your 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.


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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