Improve health care and public health through biomedical data science

The MS Biomedical Data Science program prepares students to apply data science to health care, public health or the sciences. Our online courses are held in the evening so that you can fit them into your schedule. You will learn valuable skills like data engineering, machine learning and statistical inference and apply them to precision health or population health informatics. In the capstone project you will use real data – giving you practical experience that will impress potential employers.

M.S. Biomedical Data Science Curriculum and resources

We understand that a master’s degree is a significant investment. Our professional degree program features the latest analytical methods to draw insights from real-world data and communicate your findings to influence decisions. You will learn from expert faculty who are passionate about applying data science to a wide range of health care solutions, including combatting cancer and combatting complex diseases.

Your research projects will be powered by a high-performance, supercomputer network and other first-class resources. As part of Meharry Medical College, you will also use a robust, diverse dataset made possible through the Meharry Health System.

Meharry SACS introduced me to the Beacon of Hope Summer Fellowship at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. I worked with three mentor biostatisticians and did exploratory data analysis for clinical oncologists. It was an amazing opportunity to gain biomedical experience as I hope to transition to drug development and the pharmaceutical industry

Wajehah Sanders 
M.S. Biomedical Data Science student 

Build a portfolio of real-world experience

Prepare to impress future employers with examples of faculty-assisted research. You could apply data science to improving COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, drug discovery, improving our understanding of cancer, health disparities, and other important issues. Meharry is located in Nashville, Tenn., home to a dynamic health care and technology business community, that presents several opportunities to solve real-world business problems.

Data science career outlook

Data scientists also enjoy rewarding salaries*. 

Average salary 2022


Average salary 2027

$134,578 – 16% increase in next 5 years

Top 3 on

Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America list for five consecutive years.

*According to SalaryExpert, June 2021.

Scholarships available! 

Just 1 percent of data scientists are Black.

Meharry is committed to increasing that representation. We are offering scholarships for up to 50% of one year of tuition for African American students accepted in our M.S. Data Science or our M.S. or Ph.D. Biomedical Data Science programs.

Challenging courses—with the convenience of an online program

Our online program features the data science expertise employers seek and the flexibility you need. Courses encourage the same student and faculty interaction found in the traditional classroom. With evening classes, you can also continue to earn salary and benefits while you pursue your degree. Plus, your colleagues will notice your expanding skillset and expertise.

Diverse backgrounds welcome

Students from different industries will enrich the classroom experience and are encouraged to apply. You will need a fundamental understanding of data management, statistical analysis and decision modeling, and computer programing.

Your path to a MS in Biomedical Data Science


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Develop expertise in biomedical data science and pursue impactful research


Career Prep

Professional development services will help you take your next step after graduation.

Tuition and Fees

An estimated cost of attendance is provided by the Meharry Medical College’s Office of Financial Aid. The estimate includes reasonable costs, such as room and board, in addition to tuition.

Learn to harness big data, precision modeling informatics, biostatistics and other aspects of data science to help prevent disease and positively impact health care and public health.