What is the Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics program?

Graduates of the program will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Management of large scale projects related to clinical and public health information systems
  • Development and evaluation of health information systems that impact clinical decision making and health care quality
  • Analysis and management of health data for improvement in clinical practice, biomedical research and public health services

The program builds on combined strengths of several top-ranked professional schools on UNC campus.

The program builds upon combined strengths of several top-ranked academic units in UNC at Chapel Hill, drawing faculty and scholars from information and computer science, public health, biostatistics, medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy (chip.unc.edu/core-faculty/).
The MPS program also has strong ties to IT and biotech companies in the nearby NC Research Triangle Park: one of of the largest advanced industry and innovation centers in North America and often compared to the silicon valley region (www.rtp.org).  RTP offers many opportunities for students to gain hands-on experiences in innovative analytics, machine learning, and software development projects.


Now Available Online

The MPS in BMHI is now available in both residential and online formats. Both formats offer a full-time "fast track" and flexible part-time options.

Students may enroll in as little as one course per semester and still complete the program in a timely manner. Students willing to commit to two classes per semester can complete the program in two years.

Alternatively, the program can be completed within one year if students can devote a full-time schedule to taking 12 credit hours per term (fall, spring, summer).

If you have questions about either of these options, please contact the program coordinator at chipinfo@unc.edu.


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