Students traveling for conferences or presentations must complete an authorization form at least 4 weeks prior to the travel date. You must be able to provide an email confirmation of the poster or podium presentation. It must list MUII as your affiliate. Please read the Travel Policy for more information.
All students will be evaluated annually, using the Graduate School’s Graduate Student Progress System (GSPS), which can be viewed at Student self-assessment reports will be completed by May 1 of each year. Research advisor evaluations will be completed and released to the student by May 31. If a student fails to complete a GSPS report by May 1, the student will lose the privileges for financial support, travel funds, and all award nominations through MUII. The Associate Director for Education will review all evaluations by June 30. Students not making satisfactory progress will be notified in writing by MUII Director after their annual evaluation, and may be dismissed from the program.
Building on a tradition of outstanding informatics education and research at Missouri, the doctoral program is a joint program of the various departments of School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and the Bond Life Sciences Center who make up the University of Missouri Informatics Institute (MUII). The Institute currently offers concentrations in health informatics and bioinformatics. Each emphasis area stresses the skill sets and research appropriate to the subfield within the broad area of informatics. A core curriculum provides all students with a foundation of knowledge and tools in computation, genomics, statistics and health systems, after which they complete further coursework in their chosen emphasis area. The integrated program assures broad exposure to the field and fosters new insights and innovate research concepts.
All students are required to have the following courses plus an additional 3 credit hours of method courses.
Professional Development: All MUII students are required to participate in the Journal Club and teaching activities, including instruction or curriculum development.