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Program Highlights

BU’s Programs in Health Informatics are consistently recognized as top programs. Here are a few reasons why:

Study at the pace and place that works for you, full- or part-time, completely online, or with evenings on campus.
15:1 Class Ratio
Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to the support you need to thrive.
Health Informatics Research Lab (HILab)
Access to HILab allows you to tap into collaborative research and development in health informatics, bioinformatics, and clinical research.
Extensive network
Study health informatics alongside peers from all backgrounds, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts, and benefit from an alum community with strong professional connections.
Active learning environment
Practical, hands-on education ensures you get the attention you need, while introducing case studies and real-world projects that ensure you gain in-depth, practical experience with the latest technologies.
Track Record
Learn from the best—BU MET’s Department of Computer Science was established in 1979 and is the longest-running computer science department at BU. Over its four decades, the department has played an important role in the emergence of IT at the University and throughout the region.
Comprehensive Financial Assistance
Our services include scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans.
Engaged faculty
In BU MET’s computer science graduate programs, you benefit from working closely with highly qualified faculty and seasoned industry leaders in a wide range of technology fields who are committed to teaching the latest technologies within the framework of ideas, concepts, and methods that drive innovation.
The Boston University reputation
When you have a degree from Boston University, that means something. Named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), BU is one of the top research universities in the United States and Canada. And as a graduate, you’ll be able to take that name with you. Always.
A city unlike any other
There’s a reason we’re called Boston University. Hip neighborhoods, soaring skyscrapers, championship sports teams, and rich history and culture. When you’re at BU, you’re at the heart of it all. And because we’re right in Boston, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to consider for your field of study or area of special interest.
Career Outlook

BU MET – For those who want to take advantage of a big opportunity

Earning a master’s or graduate certificate in health informatics from BU MET has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Recent Graduates have established their careers at:

  • athenahealth
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC)
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Cerner Corporation
  • CVS Health
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Pfizer
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • UnitedHealth Group

Potential careers:

  • Clinical Application Developer
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Information Manager/Director
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • EHR System Integration Specialist


Employment of software/application developers security is projected to grow 22% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer and Information Systems Manager


Median salary, May 2020

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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