Unit Logo
UWM Logo


Students enrolled in this program must follow all UWM Graduate School requirements and regulations. The minimum requirement for the PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics is 61-67 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree. Up to 24 credits from a related master's degree may be applied toward the Ph.D..

The curriculum consists of a common set of core courses for all tracks, required and elective courses for each individual track, and the dissertation. The purpose of the core is to ensure that all graduates of the program share a basic common knowledge in Biomedical and Health Informatics. The purpose of the tracks is to enable the students to develop significant strengths in specific sub-areas within Biomedical and Health Informatics. The courses identified in the curriculum are offered by UWM or MCW and, in some case, by both institutions. Following are descriptions of these components and their corresponding credit requirements.

Core Courses

Knowledge Based System Track

Health Services Management and Policy Track

Health Information Systems Tracks

Medical Imaging and Instrumentation Track

Public Health Informatics Track

Translational Bioinformatics Track

Course Descriptions

For a catalog statement of each of the courses listed above, please visit the websites of the appropriate program area (see below):