Where Technology and Healthcare Converge

Your Professional Science Master's in Biomedical and Health Informatics

As one of the fastest growing fields in the technology and healthcare industries, health informatics, a subfield of biomedical and health informatics (BMHI), harnesses data to better inform decisions relating to healthcare and biomedical research.

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) transforms students into emergent analysts, managers and researchers ready to revolutionize the quality of healthcare through data-driven insights. Our program is built on flexibility, with students taking courses part-time while working a full-time job.

We are preparing the next generation of health informatics leaders. Are you ready to join us?


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Unlock Opportunities in a Booming Industry

Projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to experience a 13% job growth rate, demand continues to increase for trained BMHI leaders. With courses designed to develop your data and health sciences education alongside your leadership and management skills, your Professional Science Master (PSM) in BMHI provides you with a competitive edge and distinct advantage in the healthcare industry.

Earn Expertise from Hands-On Experience

Hone skills in analysis and management of data, health information systems and large-scale project management. CHIP not only develops your skills through core foundational health informatics courses but will also fast-track you into your career. In place of a traditional master’s thesis, you’ll participate in a 3-credit internship. This internship will provide hands-on experience and may even be completed at your current workplace.

Find Flexibility that Fits Your Lifestyle

Break into the interdisciplinary and innovative BMHI field. Our BMHI degree is flexible — 100% of our courses take place online, and our options for full-time or part-time enrollment give you the freedom to pursue your potential in ways that fit your schedule. With only 35 credits to completion, your PSM in BMHI provides a catalyst for your health informatics career.

Acquire Insight from

World-Renowned Innovators

Form the foundation of your career in BMHI at one of the national epicenters for technological and healthcare innovation. Located in the heart of Research Triangle Park, CHIP’s faculty delivers expertise that has been refined through hands-on work at world-class healthcare systems, national data science centers, IT and biotech companies and contract research organizations. You will also gain interdisciplinary access to faculty across UNC’s campus, with a core group based in related disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, and computer and information science.


Complete your degree on your timetable without ever having to step foot into a classroom.



Choose the track that fits your career interests: clinical informatics or public health informatics.


Take 35 credits and complete your Master of Professional Science in BMHI.

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