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Vanderbilt University and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) are committed to offering a uniquely rich and nurturing environment for the dynamic field of informatics.  As the largest academic department of biomedical informatics in the country, DBMI continues to invest in the education of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students in the theory and practice of biomedical informatics.  We currently offer two degree programs:


The MS and PhD in Biomedical Informatics is our research-focused program that provides an in-depth experience with cutting-edge research through collaboration on research projects within the Department of Biomedical Informatics and with the diverse faculty of Vanderbilt’s basic, clinical, and engineering sciences departments.  The Data Science Track of the PhD Program prepares future leaders of the biomedical community with a focus on infrastructure, software tool development, and big data analytics.


The MS in Applied Clinical Informatics program provides innovative clinical informatics education for working professionals in the health care field through a coursework-intensive first year followed by a second year devoted to a capstone project.  The MSACI is in a primarily online format to accommodate distance learning for professionals working in health systems.


To learn more about DBMI, please visit our website.