The Department of Biomedical Informatics offers a variety of opportunities to increase your knowledge base and skill set in the application of quantitative principles to scientific discovery.
The interdepartmental Bioinformatics and Integrative (BIG) PhD program trains future leaders in the field of bioinformatics and genomics. Our mission is to provide BIG graduate students with the tools to conduct original research and the ability to develop novel approaches and new technologies to address fundamental biological questions.
New! Beginning in Fall 2017, the Harvard Medical School Master of Biomedical Informatics program is a 48-credit postbaccalaureate degree program that equips our students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to engage meaningfully in the field of biomedical informatics.
This program, now in its eleventh year, is currently sponsored by the NIH-funded BD2K (Big Data to Knowledge) program and is conducted in partnership with the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. This is a nine-week program that offers a combination of didactic classroom lectures with nationally known thought leaders in all areas of biomedical informatics, a mentored research internship and a communications tutorial. Stipend, travel and housing in dorms are provided. Research mentors are carefully matched to student interests and expertise areas and are chosen from Harvard Medical School (including the HMS teaching hospitals), the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MIT faculties.