The PhD Minor in Biomedical Informatics

The PhD minor in Biomedical Informatics is designed for graduate students in allied departments to acquire specialization in biomedical informatics during their graduate studies. The PhD minor is open to Stanford graduate students only, and is not a formal degree. The minor may be of particular interest to those in Bioengineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Biology, or any of the Bioscience Programs. Consider if the minor will advance your research career, and consult with your academic and research advisors in your home department.


Prerequisites depend on the classes you select for the minor but generally you should have completed at least most of what we have listed on our Prerequisites page. Note that you cannot use any class numbered below 200 to contribute to the 20 units required for the minor.


See the section on Biomedical Informatics PhD Minor in the Stanford Bulletin, especially the information about not double counting course units.


The Biomedical Informatics Training Program is unable to fund the PhD minor.

Application Instructions

You will need to submit the following three documents:

  1. The application form from the Registrar's office. List the courses for your program of study that fulfill the University's and BMI program requirements.
  2. A copy of your unofficial transcript.
  3. A 1-page statement of purpose.

You may submit your application any time during the academic year to our Contact Address.