Building on a tradition of outstanding informatics education and research at Missouri, the doctoral program is a joint program of 43 faculty from 14 different departments in seven schools/colleges, including the Departments of Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Family and Community Medicine, Geology, Health Management and Informatics, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Information Science and Learning Technologies, Life Sciences, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Nursing, Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, and Physics who make up the Informatics Institute (MUII). The Institute offers emphasis areas in bioinformatics and health informatics. Each emphasis area stresses skill sets and research appropriate to the subfield within the broad area of informatics. A core curriculum provides all students with a foundation of knowledge and tools in biology, computer sciences, health systems, and statistics, after which they complete further coursework in their chosen emphasis area. The integrated program assures broad exposure to the field and fosters new insights and innovative research concepts.
*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.
The Informatics Institute offers a doctoral degree (PhD) in two tracks: bioinformatics and health informatics.
Students with areas of interests outside of informatics may also wish to pursue a collaborative degree program between MUII and other degree programs. The purpose of the collaborative degree program is to allow students the opportunity to obtain advanced degrees in fields that complement the study of informatics and expand the student’s knowledge and applicability.
Fall deadline: The deadline for fall admission is March 1. However, to be considered for departmental and Graduate School fellowships and assistantships, applications should be submitted by January 15.
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