Biomedical Informatics - Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health in Biomedical Informatics provides current and aspiring health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to apply technology to improve the lives of people and communities as well as the delivery of health care. The degree is offered in partnership with the College of Medicine.

As a student in the program, you’ll gain a broad foundation of public health and focused training in biomedical informatics. Your degree from Ohio State provides you the skills to address and handle the growing data needs in health care.


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Flexible curriculum

The MPH in biomedical informatics is an in-person degree but is designed with flexibility to accommodate the busy working professional. Courses are available in person and online.

Applied practice experience

Build your applied biomedical informatics career foundation with direct experience addressing health at the population level. You’ll match with a mentor who will guide you through a series of experiences.

Integrated learning experience

Near the end of the master’s degree, you’ll immerse yourself in an applied research or practice-based project that demonstrates the knowledge you have gained throughout the biomedical informatics program.

Degree requirements

Minimum credit hours: 45 
Prerequisites: Strong background in computer/information science, or life sciences; 3.0 GPA or greater; excellent recommendations; strong personal statement; GRE is not required 
Program start: Autumn semester

Deadlines to apply

Dec. 1

Priority deadline

Feb. 1

GTA/GRA consideration deadline

May 15

Regular deadline


Program application

We have developed application preparation recommendations for you to use when applying to the Master of Public Health program. You’ll submit your application through SOPHAS. A supplemental Ohio State application will follow.

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