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Biomedical Informatics

This program trains you to be future leaders in the growing fields of bioinformatics and genomics or AI in medicine.

Biomedical Informatics is an area of study within the Division of Medical Sciences. Prospective students apply through the Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Harvard Griffin GSAS). In the online application, select  “Division of Medical Sciences” as your program choice and select "Biomedical Informatics" in the area of study menu.

Biomedical Informatics​ is one of the programs in the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, which facilitates collaboration and cross-disciplinary research. Visit HILS for additional application instructions.

This program trains you to be future leaders in the growing fields of bioinformatics and genomics via the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) PhD track or in AI in Medicine via the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) PhD track. In BIG, you will receive rigorous training in computational methods and biological principles to conduct original research in developing novel algorithms, models, and technologies to address fundamental biological questions. The AIM track trains exceptional computational students to harness large-scale biomedical data and cutting-edge AI methods to create new technologies and clinically impactful research that transform medicine and healthcare worldwide.

You will be in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, which includes some of the country’s leading hospitals, as well as in the proximity of the booming biotech industry in Cambridge and Boston.

Graduates of the program often go on to postdoctoral positions and then to faculty positions at prestigious institutions. Many others go on to careers in biotech, especially to exciting start-ups in the Boston area.


Standardized Tests

GRE General: Optional
GRE Subject: Optional
iBT TOEFL minimum score: 100
IELTS minimum score: 7


See list of Biomedical Informatics faculty


Degrees Offered


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