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Students traveling for conferences or presentations must complete an authorization form at least 4 weeks prior to the travel date. You must be able to provide an email confirmation of the poster or podium presentation. It must list MUII as your affiliate. Please read the Travel Policy for more information.


Student Resources

Graduate Student Progress System (GSPS)

All students will be evaluated annually, using the Graduate School's Graduate Student Progress System (GSPS), which can be viewed at Student self-assessment reports will be completed by May 1 of each year. Research advisor evaluations will be completed and released to the student by May 31. If a student fails to complete a GSPS report by May 1, the student will lose the privileges for financial support, travel funds, and all award nominations through MUII. The Associate Director for Education will review all evaluations by June 30. Students not making satisfactory progress will be notified in writing by MUII Director after their annual evaluation, and may be dismissed from the program.

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Program of Study

Building on a tradition of outstanding informatics education and research at Missouri, the doctoral program is a joint program of the various departments of School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and the Bond Life Sciences Center who make up the University of Missouri Informatics Institute (MUII). The Institute currently offers concentrations in health informatics and bioinformatics. Each emphasis area stresses the skill sets and research appropriate to the subfield within the broad area of informatics. A core curriculum provides all students with a foundation of knowledge and tools in computation, genomics, statistics and health systems, after which they complete further coursework in their chosen emphasis area. The integrated program assures broad exposure to the field and fosters new insights and innovate research concepts. Please click here.

Required Core Courses

  • DATA_SCI 7600: Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
  • INFOINST 7010: Computational Methods in Bioinformatics (only required of Bioinformatics emphasis area students)
  • INFOINST/HMI 7430: Introduction to Health Informatics (only required of Health Informatics emphasis area students)

Required Method Courses (9 credits minimum)

All students are required to have the following courses plus an additional 3 credit hours of method courses.

  • STAT 7510: Applied Statistical Models I
  • INFOINST/HMI 8810: Research Methods in Informatics

Lab Rotations, Informatics Seminar and Other Professional Development Activities

Professional Development: All MUII students are required to participate in the Journal Club and teaching activities, including instruction or curriculum development.

  • INFOINST 8087: Seminar in Informatics
  • INFOINST 8088: Lab Rotation in Informatics

Area Courses (all students require at least 15 credits in the following courses)

  • AN SCI 7001: Topics in Animal Science (Molecular Evolution)
  • CS 7380: Database Management Systems I
  • CS 7740: Natural Language Processing
  • CS 8370: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • CS 8630: Data Visualization
  • ECE 7270: Computer Organization
  • ECE 7580: Computational Neuroscience
  • ECE 8320: Nonlinear Systems
  • ECE 8570: Theoretical Neuroscience I
  • ECE 8580: Theoretical Neuroscience II
  • GEOG 7620: Biogeography
  • GEOG 7710: Spatial Analysis in Geography
  • GEOG 7810: Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis I
  • GEOG 7815: Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis II
  • GEOG 7840: Geographic Information Systems I
  • GEOG 7860: Advanced Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 7940: Geographical Information Systems II
  • GEOG 8840: Seminar in Applied Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 8902: Topics in Geography - Biological/Physical/Mathematical
  • HMI 7410: Design of Health and Human Services Systems
  • HMI 8435: Information Security, Evaluation and Policy
  • HMI 8437: Data Warehousing and Data/Text Mining for HealthCare
  • HMI 8441: Controlled Terminology Theory and Application
  • HMI 8443: Enterprise Information Architecture
  • HMI 8460: Administration of Health Care Organizations
  • HMI 8461: Human Resources Management
  • HMI 8478: Knowledge Management in Health Care
  • HMI 8524: Health Economics
  • HMI 8565: Health Care Ethics
  • HMI 8571: Decision Support Systems for Healthcare
  • HMI 8573: Decision Making for Health Care Organizations
  • HMI 8610: Consumer Health Informatics
  • IMSE 8810: Human Factors: Theories, Methods and Tools
  • INFOINST 8005: Introduction to Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications
  • INFOINST 8085: Problem Solving in Bioinformatics
  • INFOINST 8150: Integrative Methods in Bioinformatics
  • INFOINST 8190: Computational Systems Biology
  • INFOINST 8210: Structural Bioinformatics of Proteins, Complexes, and Systems
  • INFOINST 8310: Computational Genomics
  • INFOINST 8870: Knowledge Representation in Biology and Medicine
  • ISLT 9410: Doctoral seminar
  • NURS 9460: Health Behavior Change Research
  • PTH_AS 7450: Precision Medicine Informatics