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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

School of Biomedical Informatics

Houston, TX

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Overview

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston / School of Biomedical Informatics is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy (MPH/PhD)
Master of Public Health/Master of Science (MPH/MS)
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical informatics
(Certificate) Health data science
(Certificate) Biomedical informatics
Master of Science (MS) Applied biomedical informatics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical informatics
(Certificate) Applied biomedical informatics
(Certificate) Public health informatics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 44
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Practicum with capstone report
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Ph.D.: Qualifying Exam and Dissertation; DHI: Qualifying Exam and Translational Research Project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

163
Applied
130
Accepted
86
Enrolled
80%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st No
Winter deadline December 1st December 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Official transcripts from all colleges and universities; WES or ECE course by course evaluation for international transcripts; resume and/or curriculum vitae; three letters of reference from educators and employers; goal statement
Doctoral Degree Requirements Other items apply to both PhD and DHI doctoral degrees; official transcripts; WES and ECE course-by-course evaluation for international students; resume and/or curriculum vitae; three letters of reference from educators and employer; goal statement; For the DHI only: Letter of Support to facilitate translational practice project
Additional Entrance Requirements Official transcripts from all colleges and universities; WES or ECE course by course evaluation for international transcripts; resume and/or curriculum vitae; one letter of reference; goal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 87
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

280
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.64%
Black or African American 12.14%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.36%
Asian 18.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.36%
Two or more races 1.79%
Unknown 4.64%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 39
Part-time - 4
Male (28)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health data science, bioinformatics, precision health and human factors engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
17,838,961

Location & Contact

Address 7000 Fannin, Suite 650
Houston, TX  77030
United States
Contact Dr. Jiajie Zhang
Dean/Chair in Informatics Excellence
Email: jiajie.zhang@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-500-3922

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