Biomedical Informatics

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Sciences (M.S.H.S.), Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

The Biomedical Informatics program prepares professionals for a rewarding career in health care leadership and research. Graduates will be skilled in the integration of programming, data analysis and data manipulation skills to solve biomedical problems. Students learn how to apply data analytics to improve the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes. This interdisciplinary education includes components of clinical healthcare, computer science, data analytics, ethics and translational medicine. Our innovative curriculum include courses in statistics, leadership, computer programing, and clinical care and the healthcare system.  Students develop informatics analytics and tools in support of clinical decision-making, clinical research, and patient engagement. Graduates are well-prepared for informatics careers working at hospitals and medical centers, pharmaceutical companies, global health care organizations, consulting groups, and in government agencies.  

Admission Requirements

Admissions Deadlines:

M.S.H.S. and Graduate Certificates:

Fall - July 7
Spring - December 18
Summer - April 8

The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.

Standardized Test Scores:

Not required

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior Academic Records:

Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.

If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.

Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here

Statement of Purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at The George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Degree and GPA Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution

International Applicants:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037

Contact for Questions:
[email protected] ~  (202) 994-8528
202-994-0870 (fax)
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday