Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical informatics uses computer technology to manage biological and clinical information. It combines mathematics, science, and engineering to explore and understand biological data from high-throughput experiments, such as genome sequencing and gene expression chips.The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has long used informatics to improve the quality of patient care in our hospital, advancing our basic science and translational research. Our program is a unique blend of practical computational and data analytic skills applied to real-life biomedical challenges. We offer four areas of concentration: genetics and genomics sciences, structural and chemical biology, systems biology, clinical and translational informatics — allowing students to develop an advanced understanding of biomedical science.
To graduate, students complete 45 credits. Ten of these credits are earned by working on and completing a capstone project. The capstone project consists of work in a research or clinical field at Mount Sinai or at an industrial partner. The capstone projects and courses are designed to provide our students with a practical approach to education that focuses on tackling biomedical questions with relevant computational and data analytic skills.