Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MSBI) degree program. The degree program is designed to build on students already learned basics of healthcare and information technology.

Students of the Biomedical Informatics program will study under the College of Osteopathic Medicine in collaboration with the NSU Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS) to learn the advanced knowledge and understandings required when entering the competitive job market. The innovative MSBI curriculum incorporates a specialized study of the development, dissemination, and evaluation of information technology as it relates to the healthcare environment. The institutions that gain the most benefit from successful individuals of the Master’s program are hospitals and health systems, health information technology system vendors, eHealth companies, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and academic institutions.

The unique and innovative coursework introduces students to the newest methodologies for gathering, retaining and distributing medical information through a more digital filing technique. The computer science aspect of medical healthcare data can be applied to clinical applications in medical informatics, management and program evaluations in health information technology.

Graduates of the MSBI degree program can concentrate their studies by earning additional certifications in specializations such as a graduate certificate in medical informatics, a graduate certificate in public health informatics or the M.S.N. degree with a track in nursing informatics. The many possibilities of a successful graduate can be within a current or future career, or serve as the needed groundwork to obtaining a doctorate level of education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above, on a four-point scale is preferred.

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.

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