Biomedical Data Science and Modeling (M.S.)

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As part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s mission to provide a distinctive and relevant education that focuses on preparing its students for careers that contribute to solving important problems facing humanity, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is now offering the Master of Science in Biomedical Data Science and Modeling program. This program will provide the training relevant for professional employment in computational biomedical engineering. Special emphasis is placed on the principles of mathematical modeling, machine learning, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. The program will prepare students to be able to identify problems related to mathematical modeling, to carry out statistical analyses of biomedical data, to implement machine-learning methods for biomedical applications, and to solve biomedical engineering problems in bioinformatics. Aligning with two of Illinois Tech’s university-wide research initiatives—Computation and Data, and Health and Wellness—the biomedical data science and modeling program will provide its graduates with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving and fast-growing biomedical engineering field.

Program Overview

As part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s mission to provide a distinctive and relevant education that focuses on preparing its students for careers that contribute to solving important problems facing humanity, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is now offering the Master of Science in Biomedical Data Science and Modeling program. This program will provide the training relevant for professional employment in computational biomedical engineering. Special emphasis is placed on the principles of mathematical modeling, machine learning, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. The program will prepare students to be able to identify problems related to mathematical modeling, to carry out statistical analyses of biomedical data, to implement machine-learning methods for biomedical applications, and to solve biomedical engineering problems in bioinformatics. Aligning with two of Illinois Tech’s university-wide research initiatives—Computation and Data, and Health and Wellness—the biomedical data science and modeling program will provide its graduates with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving and fast-growing biomedical engineering field.

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth—a 5 percent increase—for biomedical engineering jobs from 2019–2029. Among the careers that graduates can pursue include:

  • Computer scientist
  • Information research scientist
  • Data scientist
  • Process development scientist
  • Software engineer
  • R&D biomedical engineer
  • Bioinformatics engineer

A total of 32 credit hours is required for graduation.

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Students interested in the biomedical data science and modeling program must have graduated from an engineering or science bachelor’s degree program with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be admitted. Prospective students should also have a GRE composite score of 300 and quantitative score of 80 percent, and have prior coursework that demonstrates proficiency in math and computer science.

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