Course Information for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, M.S.

Curriculum Design

The Health Informatics and Bioinformatics degree program has a course design common to all three GVSU Professional Science Master's programs:

  • specific courses for critical content in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
  • laboratory experiences essential for the development of requisite skill and knowledge sets
  • a common seminar series
  • a capstone course and internships to provide essential hands-on learning in the field

The Biomedical Informatics Concentration consists of a three course sequence of courses in the Masters program.


All students are expected to adhere to the academic honesty standards, especially with respect to plagiarism, set forth by Grand Valley State University. In addition, students in this course are expected to adhere to the academic honesty guidelines as set forth by the School of Computing and Information Systems.

Common characteristics of the Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs include:

  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Non-thesis
  • Involve both the university and its industry partners
  • Emphasis on teamwork, problem-solving, communication
  • Scientific knowledge and technical skills
  • Designed to integrate university coursework with hospital, business, and industrial internships to better prepare students for the variety of career paths associated with the life science and health science industry

Online hybrid courses

The following courses are offered as hybrid classes (also part of the Biomedical Informatics Badge).

Health Informatics and Bioinformatics Computational Resources

State of the art computational resources and professional software accessible online.

If you have any additional questions regarding your degree, please feel free to contact the Health Informatics and Bioinformatics Graduate Chairperson, Dr. Guenter Tusch at [email protected].

Page last modified November 12, 2021