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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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 48
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 Entrance Exam GRE
Practicum
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

126
Applied
103
Accepted
52
Enrolled
82%

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
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

286
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.69%
Black or African American 15.03%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7%
Asian 20.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.05%
Two or more races 1.05%
Unknown 21.33%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 11
Male (28)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health data science, bioinformatics, precision health and human factors engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600
Houston, TX  77030
United States
Contact Dr. Jiajie Zhang
Dean/Chair in Informatics Excellence
Phone: 713-500-3922

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