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Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, M.S.

Health informatics and bioinformatics involves the use of computer technology to manage and analyze information in health care and the life sciences.

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Program Overview

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in health informatics and bioinformatics is a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program. The medical and bioinformatics program has strong data analytics, teamwork, business, communication, project management, and ethics components, and includes an intensive health or life science internship.

Why Study Health Informatics and Bioinformatics at Grand Valley?

  • One of five professional science masters (PSM) programs at Grand Valley. The demand for professionals working in all of the PSM fields is high, with income and job projections continuing to trend upward in the coming years.
  • The program is tailored toward working professionals, offering flexible class schedules with evening meetings.
  • Innovative program designed to integrate university coursework with business and health industry internships to educate informatics professionals for the future.
  • Access to a high-performance computing lab for health informatics and bioinformatics needs.
  • Qualified faculty members with a breadth of industry experience lead in the classroom and collaborate in ongoing research.

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Location & Format

Graduate students in this major study at the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and the GVSU Health Campus, near the Grand Rapids Medical Mile.

  • Face To Face


The five PSM degree programs are interdisciplinary and feature common core courses. The health informatics and bioinformatics program features:

  • Solid conceptual foundation required for professional leadership
  • An internship
  • A culminating Capstone experience

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for fall semester is May 1, international, and July 1, domestic; winter semester is September 1, international, and November 1, domestic. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to GVSU.

Admission Requirements

For general requirements for graduate admission, visit Grand Valley State University’s admission section of the online catalog.

Admission into the health informatics and bioinformatics program has additional requirements, which are available on this page.

If you have additional questions, please contact our graduate admissions office.

For More Information

School of Computing
Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

DeVos Center for Interdisciplinary Health
[email protected]
(616) 331-6297

Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office

Program Director

Guenter Tusch, Ph.D. 
(616) 331-2046


“Health and bioinformatics professionals are in growing demand. They need competencies in computer science, healthcare, biology, and statistics. Today's professionals have the unique opportunity of making best use of the large amount of data that is collected for healthcare and biological research.”