Doctoral Degree

To earn the doctoral degree in Biomedical Informatics, a trainee must complete a program of study approved by a committee of biomedical informatics faculty. This program must include successful completion of:

  • the required coursework
  • a preliminary evaluation
  • a MS-level research project involving significant research, design, or development work, and a written report
  • a comprehensive examination composed by the doctoral committee
  • 18 or more credits of research work leading to an acceptable dissertation
  • the accomplishments listed in the Additional Requirements
  • Dissertation Proposal Meeting (also called the Dissertation Prospectus Meeting) and Admission into Doctoral Candidacy
  • Doctoral Dissertation Defense



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