Admission Statement for the Ph.D. in BMI Program
The Ph.D. in BMI program invites students who have a strong interest and commitment to scholarly activity and research in Biomedical Informatics to apply for the program here at UNO. Admission to the doctoral program is competitive and based upon several factors that will show the strength of the applicant’s educational background in bioinformatics, health informatics, or a closely related field:
- Verbal, quantitative, and analytic scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for aptitude
- Letters of Recommendation
- Detailed resume that entails the applicants work experience and background
- Statement of Purpose (2 pages) that answers within what the applicant hopes to accomplish in the program and why they are applying
- Other evidence of graduate potential (e.g. portfolio of quality publications and projects completed by the applicant in an academic or industry setting)
- A personal interview, if warranted and feasible
Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must score 310 out of 336 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or above the 80th percentile on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
For applicants who are required to take the TOEFL, a score of at least 577 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), 90 (iBT), 7.0 (IELTS) or 61 (PTE) is required.
In reviewing applications for admission to the program, the Doctoral Program Committee will consider the applicant's past academic record and scholarly potential as well as the match between the applicant's research interests and those of the IS&T graduate faculty. Students accepted into the Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics program must be motivated to combine learning across the spectrum of biological and health informatics disciplines.
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