See how OHSU stacks up against 17 other BMI programs across the U.S (data from 2012 survey). 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
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. The following charts list the approximate tuition costs for Oregon residents and for non-residents.
|Degree||Cost for Oregon Residents|
|Certificate - Health & Clinical Informatics||$20,000|
|MS - Thesis on campus||$47,000|
|MS - Non-Thesis online||$46,000|
|MS - Non-Thesis on campus||$45,000|
|Degree||Cost for Non-Residents|
|Certificate - Health & Clinical Informatics||$23,000|
|MS - Thesis on campus||$55,000|
|MS - Non-Thesis online||$53,000|
|MS - Non-Thesis on campus||$52,000|
Financial aid, fellowships and scholarships
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.
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.
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. 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 Financial Aid page for more information.
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.
An extensive list of other funding sources is available on the OHSU Financial Aid Office.