Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences - Online Program Curriculum

Information Master in Applied Health Science
Completed in 15-36 months
Total Quarter Credits 60 quarter credits
Core Courses 18 quarter credits
Selectives + Electives 30 quarter credits
Seminar/Grand Rounds 1 credit per quarter for 4 quarters (total 4 quarter credits)
Ethics Mandatory School of Medicine ethics training
Capstone 8 credits


All programs follow the School of Medicine's standard for minimum grade requirements as outlined in the "Grading Policy" below,  and include core, selective and elective coursework,  a weekly seminar, Grand Rounds, and a capstone (or thesis) project.

  • Introduction to Precision Medicine Data Analytics​
  • Introduction to Biomedical Informatics​
  • Applied Clinical Informatics ​
  • Health Science Informatics: Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support
  • Design Discovery for Health Care
  • Database Querying in Health

For detailed description of core courses, seminar/grand rounds, the capstone, as well as electives please visit our "Courses" page. For electives in the School of Public Health, search their catalogue here:


  • Students must earn a grade of B minus or higher in BIDS's core courses.
  • At most, two courses with grades less than B– may be counted towards the coursework requirements. No course with grades less than C- may be counted. The overall grade point average of the courses counted towards the coursework requirements must be a 3.00 or higher (B average). At most, two independent study courses can be counted towards the course requirements.
  • Other than independent study courses, no courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail can be counted towards the coursework requirement unless that course is not offered for a letter grade. Be sure to consult your advisor or the program director before registering for a Pass/Fail course. Courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail will not be included in the grade point average calculation.
  • A grade of D or F will result in probation; a second D or F would be cause for being dropped from the program.


  • If it is determined that a graduate student has failed to meet performance requirements as dictated by their program and/or their Advisor, they may be placed on probation. Upon being placed on probation the student will receive an email and official letter from the Program Director. An ad hoc subcommittee, comprising at least three members of the Executive Committee (of the Director’s choosing) will be assembled, and a formal meeting with the student scheduled. During the meeting the student will have the opportunity to review the grade with the committee, and to develop consensus on a plan to monitor future progress in the program, including a time line for meeting the program’s expectations. The notification and committee proceedings will become part of the student's permanent record, as will documentation of the students’ ongoing progress. On review of the fellows’ academic progress, the committee will recommend the students continuance or dismissal from the Program.
  • Regarding academic dismissal, students will be automatically dismissed from their academic program in the event that any of the following occur:
    • The student fails to meet the requirements / goals laid out within the probation's designated timeframe and any other conditions set for reinstatement to good academic standing while on academic probation.
    • The student earns two or more D or F grades cumulatively over the course of their entire program of study.
    • Dismissal decisions based on academic performance are final and cannot be appealed. While a student cannot appeal the School’s decision to dismiss them, a student may appeal the award of the original grade(s) that led to the dismissal.