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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Cost Comparison I Financial Aid I Fellowships I Scholarships I Other Funding


Both online and on-campus, our Biomedical Informatics program offers a high-value education, providing you a top-tier education without the top-tier price tag.

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Cost of Completing Program (based on 2013-2014 fee schedule)*

Oregon Residents:
 
Graduate Certificate - CI track
Graduate Certificate - HIM track
MS - On campus
MBI - Online
MBI - On campus
$17,000
$23,000
$37,000
$36,000
$32,000
Non Residents:

Graduate Certificate - CI track
Graduate Certificate - HIM track
MS - On campus
MBI - Online
MBI - On campus
$19,000
$25,000
$41,000
$40,000
$36,000

View Tuition and Fee Schedule for Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program

* Approximate cost based on completing minimum program requirements. Textbooks, software, etc. not included in calculation of costs.


How Do We Compare

See how OHSU stacks up against 17 other BMI programs across the U.S (data from 2012 survey).

 

Financial Aid

As you prepare for your pursuit of higher learning at OHSU, you take on many exciting responsibilities and challenges. The pursuit of funding is a responsibility, but it doesn't have to be a challenge. OHSU recognizes that students and their families may have difficulty financing postsecondary education. To ensure that qualified Master's and PhD students have an opportunity to attend OHSU, the university provides financial assistance through the Financial Aid Office. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.

However, Sallie Mae offers a Smart Option Student Loan for students with an undergraduate degree who are enrolled in a certificate program. Visit the Sallie Mae site for more details, or call (877) 279-7172.

Apply for financial aid through the Financial Aid Office.

 

Fellowships

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fellowships

OHSU is one of 14 programs funded nationally by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Biomedical Informatics Training Grant. Postdoctoral positions are open to any qualified individual with a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DDS, etc.), with the fellow also strongly encouraged to also pursue a master's degree in the OHSU program. Predoctoral positions are open to PhD students in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. The fellowship package includes a stipend based on the NIH postdoctoral fellowship salary, health insurance, conference travel, and all tuition and fees.

By providing a structured research experience, the program prepares fellows to enter the academic community and undertake programs of independent biomedical informatics research, or to take leadership positions in the growing number of hospital and/or commercial efforts in biomedical informatics. Fellows engage in a rigorous and dynamic program of study - though they survey the field broadly during their fellowship, they also focus on and complete a significant research project that is presented in both oral and written form. All classes within the department are made available to fellows, as well as courses throughout OHSU and our consortium of other nearby universities.

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research Fellowship

This innovative fellowship is offered through a partnership between OHSU's Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and the OHSU School of Dentistry. The fellowship is funded structured similar to the NLM fellowship program. It provides fully funded training grants for individuals interested in pursuing oral health, dental, and/or craniofacial related informatics research, and supported by a National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Training Grant. Our goal is to prepare the fellow/ trainee to enter the academic community and become an independent researcher, or to take leadership positions in the growing number academic and/or commercial efforts in oral health informatics.

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Fellowship

This fellowship is offered through our existing collaborative fellowship program between OHSU and the Portland Veteran’s Administration (VA) Medical Center. This position is open to an MD and has a clinical practice component. The fellow is expected to work on a project with the VA's advanced clinical information system. The fellowship package includes a stipend, health insurance, conference travel, and all tuition and fees.

Scholarships

Excellence in Informatics Scholarship

There is a growing need for highly skilled and talented biomedical informatics professionals. On the clinical side, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) estimates a need of 50,000 additional personnel to meet the needs of President Obama's goal for every American to have their health records in digital form by 2014. There are equally substantial needs in other areas, such as bioinformatics, clinical and translational research informatics, and public health informatics. In order to encourage highly accomplished students to pursue careers in the field, OHSU has initiated the Excellence in Informatics Scholarship program.

Visit our scholarships page for more information and to apply.

Additional Funding Opportunities

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year, the HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Program awards scholarships to student members studying in the health care information or management systems field. Visit the HIMSS site for more information.

AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) Foundation of Research and Education

Financial aid is available to qualified students through the AHIMA Foundation of Research and Education. The organization offers both loans and scholarships. For more information, see http://ahimafoundation.org/default.aspx.

Other Funding

An extensive list of other funding sources is available on the OHSU Office of Graduate Studies site.