Boston University

Boston University
Type Private research university
Established 1839 (1839)
President Robert A. Brown
Provost Jean Morrison
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Scarlet and white
Nickname Terriers
Website bu.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=18461

Boston University (BU or Boston U.) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The university is nonsectarian,[1] but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.[2][3] The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. BU is classified as a research university with very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[4]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
32 credit hours, completed in roughly two years; "students must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter (no lower than a B in all required courses)"
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.bu.edu/academics/grs/programs/bioinformatics/ms/


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
64 credit hours, with 40 coming from mandatory classes; "In order to be admitted to PhD candidacy, students must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter (no lower than a B in each of the required courses)"
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.bu.edu/academics/grs/programs/bioinformatics/phd/


M.D./Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
64 credit hours, "The program requires a minimum of seven years and an average of eight years of study to complete both the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)." "Upon completion of the first and second years, students begin their graduate education and research training in the major departments or areas of specialization of their choice within GMS. Oral defense and thesis submission must be completed and approved prior to returning to the third year of the medical school curriculum."
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.bu.edu/academics/gms/programs/mdphd-in-bioinformatics/


Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Computer Information Systems with Concentration in Health Informatics
40 credit hours; requires B.S. and proficiency in information technology
Available online? Yes
Program URL: http://www.bu.edu/online/programs/graduate-programs/computer-information-systems-masters-degree/health-informatics/


Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
16 credit hours over four courses; "Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution."
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.bu.edu/academics/met/programs/computer-science/graduate-certificates/


Graduate Certificate in Health Information (Online)
16 credit hours over four courses; "Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution" plus relevant class in quantitative information systems
Available online? Yes
Program URL: http://www.bu.edu/online/programs/certificate-programs/health-informatics/


Additional external links

References

  1. "The College of Fine Arts Introduction". Boston University. 01 March 2007. http://www.bu.edu/nisprod/coursedesc/data/archives/200709251128/www.bu.edu/bulletins/cfa/item02.html. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. "Boston University Names University Professor Herbert Mason United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year". Boston University. 2001. Archived from the original on 02 January 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160102083200/http://www.bu.edu/news/2001/03/28/boston-university-names-university-professor-herbert-mason-united-methodist-scholarteacher-of-the-year/. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  3. Cambridge University Student Union International 2003–2004. The Hermit Kingdom Press. 2005. p. 106. https://books.google.com/books?id=i7rf70FX7XIC&pg=PT106. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  4. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/standard.php. Retrieved 27 September 2016.