MS in Biomedical Informatics

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MSBMI) program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai teaches practical computational and data science skills to students with computer science and/or bioscience backgrounds.

Using informatics tools, we teach our students the skills they need to accelerate biomedical scientific discovery and health care translation. As a Master's in Biomedical Informatics student, you’ll work alongside our academic, non-profit, and industrial partners and gain real-life experiences that will accelerate your job search –– allowing you to get started in biomedical research and clinical work before graduation.

Core Competencies

Our curriculum is designed around five core competencies.

As a student in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program you’ll work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, and researchers to conduct reproducible and ethical research.

We make sure our students have a firm understanding of advanced concepts in basic biosciences and medicine. This is the key to working effectively towards the resolution of scientific questions.

A solid understanding of the capabilities of computation, software and data analytics is vital to applying and assisting clinical and scientific teams.

Our areas of concentration enable students to specialize in a specific area. These areas include: biophysics and systems pharmacology, clinical and translational informatics and genetic and genomic sciences.

Our capstone project allows students to participate in a real-life scientific project on an active research or clinical team. These projects help students cement the skills they’ve learned in the program. Through working with our partner companies and internal research and clinical teams, these projects may also lead to a job.


One of the most exciting aspects of the Master's in Biomedical Informatics program is our unique, interactive partnerships with academic and industrial partners. Because there is such high demand for individuals with biomedical informatics and data science expertise, our industrial partners have been especially enthusiastic about our approach. Our partners help guide the program by participating on our advisory board, as well as working directly with our students on real-life capstone projects. Our partners include: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Google, IBM, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.