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Computer Scientist pursuing Ph.D. - Decision Support Systems Focus

Normal Pre-requisites (remedial courses may be required)

  • Probability theory & Mathematical Statistics
  • High-level Computer Programming skills in a standard structured or object-oriented high-level language
  • Networks

Year 1 - Fall

  • Foundations of Biomedical Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice (with Lab)
  • Biology
  • Medical Physiology & Gross Human Anatomy
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 1 - Spring

  • Medical Artificial Intelligence I: DSS & ML (with Lab)
  • Clinical Information Systems & Databases (with Lab)
  • Medical Diagnosis & Therapy
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 1 - Summer

  • MS Research

Year 2 - Fall

  • Bioinformatics for Molecular Biology (with Lab)
  • Health Care Organization, Management & Policy
  • Systems Evaluation
  • MS Research
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 2 - Spring

  • Multivariate Statistics
  • MS Research
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 2 - Summer

  • MS Research
  • Prepare Reading List for Comprehensive Examination & have it approved

Total M.S. credits: 34 (34 formal coursework)

Year 3 - Fall

  • Elective 1 (Medical Artificial Intelligence II)
  • Prepare For Comprehensive Examination
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 3 - Spring

  • Take Comprehensive Examination
  • Elective 2 (e.g., Software Engineering)
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 3 - Summer

  • PhD Research

Year 4 - Fall

  • PhD Research
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 4 - Spring

  • PhD Research
  • Research Seminar/Colloquium

Year 4 - Summer

  • PhD Research
  • Write Dissertation

Year 5 - Fall

  • Write Dissertation

Year 5 - Spring

  • Submit Dissertation to Ph.D. Committee
  • Schedule Final Examination
  • Register Copies of Dissertation
  • Final Examination
  • Additionally: TA one course in any semester during Years 3 and 4 or substitute with business-related elective; Special Skills Seminars during Years 3 to 5.
Total Ph.D. credits: 72 (40 formal coursework)

 

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