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PhD Program

The PhD program teaches key analytical concepts underlying informatics and data science so that students can make new discoveries, translate data into actionable knowledge and improve health care practice. We are committed to providing students with strong interdisciplinary mentorship and an environment supporting research and career development. Qualified PhD students accepted to the program typically receive full tuition support, a nationally competitive stipend and a health insurance plan.



Graduate Certificate

The 19-credit graduate certificate is open to graduate students as well as clinicians and professionals. It features both coursework and hands-on training opportunities. The curriculum will train students in both quantitative and biomedical programs to develop and apply computational methods addressing current problems in biomedicine and to design/implement clinical informatics systems. The program is also designed to enable training of clinicians and health care professionals who are interested in the integration of electronic health record (EHR) and related systems with clinical practice and research.


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Our partnership powers our success.

Cincinnati Children’s is ranked the third-best pediatric research institution in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. For the past 200 years, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has served as a research pioneer and is the second-oldest public medical school in the country. Our students gain experience from collaborating with world-renowned researchers in pediatric and adult medicine on our combined medical campus — one of the nation’s largest. Plus, we lead many national and multi-institutional data-intensive research projects.


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Exceptional Opportunities

Through our hospital partners Cincinnati Children’s and UC Health, our students benefit from direct connections to patient care. You’ll also gain access to our state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, supportive faculty members, grants for young investigators, and the capabilities of our extensive research service groups.


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Career Prospects

Where will biomedical informatics take you? A degree in this growing field opens a wide variety of career opportunities. Professionals with these skills are in high demand for their ability to dive deeply into clinical, molecular and genomic data. You can successfully pursue careers at academic and health care institutions as well as in the corporate world.


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Location Matters

Cincinnati boasts big-city amenities - professional sports, arts, museums and cultural attractions - along with plenty of small-town charm. With a regional population of more than 2 million, our city is a thriving metro area and home to nine Fortune 500 companies. Plus, Cincinnati was recently named the fourth best U.S. city for jobs by Glassdoor as well as one of the 10 best U.S. cities for recent college graduates by Livability.


Learn how we are making a difference in people’s lives by harnessing the power of computers and biology to battle disease, improve health and reshape biomedical research.