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Application deadline for Fall 2020 admission: June 9, 2020.

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UNC-Chapel Hill's Professional Science Master's in Biomedical & Health Informatics (BMHI) is a highly interdisciplinary program designed to prepare the next generation of sought-after health informatics leaders.

  • 100% online STEM degree
  • 16-month full-time program with one-year “fast track” or flexible part-time options
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum created by industry partners and led by world-renowned faculty
  • Prepares graduates for high-profile roles in a rapidly growing field

Program Structure

The program consists of 35 credits of coursework, including a 3 credit practicum aimed at applying the theoretical and methodological skills acquired through coursework to a real clinical data project and is customized to student's interests and career goals. Students can complete the program in about 1.5 academic years (17 months) of full time study, or 2(+) years of part time study.

The program offers two tracks:

Clinical Informatics for students interested in working in information systems division or office of Chief Information officer in the clinical care setting, as well as for physicians pursuing Clinical Informatics certification.


Public Health Informatics for students with specific career interest in applications of information systems in population health and public health policy.


Students in both tracks complete the common core of informatics, BMHI foundations and professional skills courses as illustrated in the diagram below:



Recent PSM Graduates


Clinical Informatics Analyst

Data Analytics Consultant

Data Visualization Analyst

Operational Analytics Associate

Research Data Analyst

Health IT Analyst

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