PharmD/MS in Biomedical Informatics

Our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/Masters of Science (MS) in Biomedical Informatics program combines pharmaceutical expertise and health care information technology and focuses on developing informatics innovations that provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

The dual degree program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a four-year PharmD program and a two-year Master of Science program. 

PharmD/MS in Biomedical Informatics Career Opportunities

A PharmD/MS in Biomedical Informatics degree prepares students to enter careers in:

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: therapeutic and clinical assessment of drugs and biologicals.
  • Biotechnology: research, development, and commercialization of biotechnology-based pharmaceuticals.
  • Formulation Design and Development: multidisciplinary approach focusing on the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences.
  • Regulatory Sciences: multidisciplinary information on product performance focusing on safety, efficacy, and quality.

PharmD/MS in Biomedical Informatics Curriculum

The PharmD curricular components are completed during the first, second, fourth and fifth years of the degree program. The Medical Bioinformatics curricular components are completed the summer before the third year and during the third year. 

Each candidate must meet all degree requirements of each school..


Questions about the PharmD portion of the program?
Contact Kathy Boje, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at

Questions about the Biomedical Informatics portion of the program?
Contact Diane G. Schwartz, MLS, FMLA, Research Associate Professor and Co-Director Master’s Degree Program, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, at