The BMI graduate program consists of a common required foundation, research seminars and colloquia, a major field of study (track at UNMC), and a minor field of study or cognate area of study (any related field of study for which a graduate degree is offered on either campus). Students interested in obtaining an MS in BMI will complete their degree requirements with a minimum of 36 credit hours. Prior credit may be used towards waiving some of the requirements for the MS and PhD in BMI degrees at the recommendation of the Supervisory Committee. This determination will be made by the appropriate campus-based Graduate Committee or its designee. Students will complete the Master’s portion of the program in accordance with the graduate studies bulletin requirements. As with most graduate programs, the specific program plan pursued by a student will be highly personalized in terms of course work and research training depending on their interests and interactions with faculty advisors.
Individualized programs of study will be designed to accommodate students existing knowledge and career goals. Distance options (telephone conferencing, virtual network, and e-learning tools) are available for most courses. Students work closely with faculty members involved in informatics research and development. Research opportunities exist in the basic science at UNMC, information technology at UNO, and applied sciences at the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine.