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Biomedical Data Science and Informatics, M.S. / Ph.D.

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Biomedical data science and informatics is an interdisciplinary field that applies concepts and methods from computer science and other quantitative disciplines together with principles of information science to solve challenging problems in biology, medicine and public health.

The nation's transition to new healthcare delivery models and the exponential growth in biomedical data translate to a need for professionals with expertise in data science focused in biomedical research who can leverage big data to improve health in the state and the nation. Specialized tracks will initially include precision medicine, population health, and clinical and translational informatics.

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs are a joint venture between Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • The Master of Science Degree

    This interdisciplinary program leverages the broad strength at Clemson spanning computing, engineering, mathematics, biology, public health, and other areas to produce the next generation of data scientists, prepared to manage and analyze big data sources from mobile sensors to genomic and imaging technologies. Graduates will possess the necessary skills for informatics careers in biology, medicine or public health focused on the development of prescriptive analytics from large data sources. The program is designed for students with undergraduate computer science, math, engineering, or biomedical sciences backgrounds who wish to contribute to biomedical sciences or individual and societal health.

    Highly qualified Clemson undergraduates who are interested in earning the M.S. in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics may begin earning their master’s degree while simultaneously completing their bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Learn more about the accelerated B.S. to M.S. program.

    The M.S. and Ph.D. programs are a joint venture between Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

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  • The Doctor of Philosophy Degree

    Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina offer a joint Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics. This unique collaboration combines Clemson’s strengths in computing, engineering, and public health with MUSC’s expertise in biomedical sciences to produce the next generation of data scientists, prepared to manage and analyze big data sources in order to improve health in the state and the nation.

    This program in unique to South Carolina and very few programs nationally focus on data science applied to the health and biomedical fields. Specialized tracks include precision medicine, population health, and clinical and translational informatics.

    Graduates will possess marketable skills for informatics careers in biology, medicine, or public health focused on the development of prescriptive analytics from large data sources and will be prepared to lead research programs in academic, healthcare, public health, and industry. These specially trained scientists will be critical to on-going efforts to improve health outcomes in South Carolina and the nation.

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  • Contact Us

    For more information about the M.S. or Ph.D. programs, please contact one of the people below.

    Rebecca Coffey Moses, M.S.
    Graduate Student Services
    Department of Public Health Sciences
    503 Edwards Hall
    (864) 656-5502
    Coffey2@clemson.edu

    Karen W. Edwards, MS
    Research Project Manager, Lecturer, Graduate Recruiter
    Department of Public Health Sciences
    Clemson University
    864-710-6997
    kwedwar@clemson.edu

Department of Public Health Sciences
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