Building on a tradition of outstanding informatics education and research at Missouri, the MU Informatics Institute is an interdisciplinary research and education program supported by 44 core faculty members from 17 departments and 8 colleges/schools, such as the College of Engineering, School of Medicine, Sinclair School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, School of Health Professionals, and the College of Education. The Institute, under the governance of the Graduate School, offers a doctoral degree program in the areas of bioinformatics, health informatics, and geoinformatics. Each concentration stresses the skill sets and research appropriate for the subfield within the broad area of informatics.
Our mission has three components: education, research, and outreach. To have a global impact in advancing computational research in biology and medicine, the stakeholders across the University of Missouri System believe it is critical to the mission of the university and the development of the community to offer a doctoral program in informatics, build an international-level research program, and provide service to scientific communities for informatics needs.