To apply to the 48-credit Traditional MBI Program, applicants must have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution and may not already hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field. 

Entering MBI students must demonstrate, either through coursework, practical training, or other relevant experience, the following:

  • Understanding of statistical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. 
  • Understanding of basic programming techniques. 
  • Knowledge of computer science concepts. 

Applicants to the Traditional MBI program must hold an undergraduate degree. Undergraduate degree programs that prepare applicants for the MBI program include but are not limited to:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Engineering

Applicants are not eligible for the Traditional MBI program if they already hold a doctoral level degree. Potential applicants who hold a doctoral level degree should apply to the Accelerated MBI program.

Applicants for whom English is not their native language and who did not receive a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction must take the TOEFL or IELTS exams. The Master of Biomedical Informatics program requires students to have a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL and a minimum score of 7 on the IELTS in order to be considered for admission to the program.