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Master's Programs

Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics (BMI) advances scientific inquiry and clinical decision-making through the application of computer science, statistics and other quantitative disciplines to today's growing volume of biomedical data.

Community Health and Prevention Research

Community health and prevention research engages future health professionals with the science of building healthy diverse communities across the entire lifecycle. This program is offered by the Department of Medicine.

Epidemiology & Clinical Research

Epidemiology studies the factors that cause illness and impairment in human populations. It is the cornerstone of population health and clinical research, informing policy, prevention, disease treatment, and understanding of disease mechanisms. The program is offered by the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Health Policy

The Masters Degree in Health Policy provides students with the skills to conduct and interpret research in health policy and clinical decision-making.

Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling

Human genetics and genetic counseling trains students to understand molecular and clinical variations in the human genome and to translate their findings to health-care professionals, patients and their families.

Laboratory Animal Science

Laboratory Animal Science engages students who want to pursue advanced careers in biomedical research, focusing on animal modeling and biomethodology, laboratory animal science, organizational  management and facility design, regulatory and compliance, and animal welfare. The program is offered by the Department of Comparative Medicine.

Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management (MCiM)

MCiM is a 12-month interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals seeking to advance the digital transformation of health care and care delivery. Harnessing Stanford’s expertise across medicine, business, and technology, MCiM prepares leaders and emerging leaders to bring together diverse technologies and the clinical enterprise in novel ways. 


Medicine provides a foundation in clinical medicine to Stanford PhD candidates interested in pursuing translational research.

Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistants (PAs) are board certified and state licensed healthcare providers who practice and prescribe in all 50 states. They have a proven track record for success in all areas of medicine, and for expanding access to health care in underserved communities.

In addition to these degrees available directly through the School of Medicine, Stanford MD students may also pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at UC Berkeley through our MD/MPH dual degree program

About the school

Stanford University School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top U.S. medical schools, and faculty members routinely secure the highest amount of research funding per investigator in the country.

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