School of Health Related Professions
Graduates with a PhD in Biomedical Informatics will develop, implement and evaluate informatics algorithms and technologies for improving health care delivery and management. Accordingly the PhD program prepares individuals for informatics leadership positions such as chief information officers (CIOs), scientists and directors of research, managers of hospital and laboratory information systems, and faculty members in various health sciences educational institutions.. The PhD degree program requires 61 credits to complete. Students can select one of the following areas of specialization:
Full-time students may complete the program in three to five years while Part-time students may take up to seven years to complete the program.Program Entrance & Retention Requirements for Ph.D (click to expand)
Applicant for admission to the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Informatics must hold a Masters degree from an accredited institution in the US or its equivalent with a major in any field of health sciences (including medicine, dentistry, allied health, nursing, public health, pharmacy), or biological sciences, computer science, engineering or an equivalent field of study. The applicant must also satisfy all entrance requirements of UMDNJ-SHRP.
These requirements include:
Note: No GRE is Required to enrol in the PhD program.
International Students and TOEFL: In addition to the requirements stated above international students are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination scores. Acceptable scores for TOEFL are as follows: 550 and above for paper based test and 79-80 for the internet based (iBT) examination.
Advisement: Each entering student is assigned a faculty advisor who assists the student in initial course selection appropriate to the career goals of the student, selection of a project advisor and an advisory committee for the directed thesis or dissertation project.
Academic Requirements: The academic requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics are as follows:
Program retention: Retention in the graduate programs is based on the
Non Degree Status
Students with baccalaureate degrees who do not plan to seek admission in the Master of Science, Ph.D. or Health Care Informatics Certificate programs may request permission to enroll as non-matriculated status students. These students can take up to 12 credits in the program. Permission to take courses is contingent upon fulfillment of the specific course prerequisites, availability of spaces, and approval of the Program Director. Non-matriculated status students may apply for matriculated status in the Program after demonstrating capability to obtaining the MS degree or the Certificate.
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