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Online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

UofL’s 100% online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (MS AIM) prepares medical professionals and engineers to effectively analyze medical problems and interpret complex data. As one of the few schools in the nation to offer this interdisciplinary degree, the goal is to equip future students for the next generation of healthcare technology through artificial intelligence methodologies, computational practices, and machine learning techniques.

In this 30 credit hour graduate degree program, students acquire expertise in artificial intelligence in medicine—including big data, medical imaging, biostatistics and experimental data. The highly specialized coursework is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively analyze biomedical data, improve patient care and advance as leaders and innovators within healthcare.

This program is offered by the Department of Bioengineering in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering and the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health & Information Sciences at the University of Louisville.

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  • Gain experience from courses taught 100% online by leaders in the bioengineering and biostatistics fields
  • Skip the GRE— not required for admission into the master’s program
  • Learn to implement artificial intelligence technologies to improve patient care and find innovative solutions to medical challenges
  • Utilize data science and machine learning for research in healthcare and build a solid foundation in programming, software engineering, statistical analysis, and data storage and retrieval
  • Recognize, formulate and apply sophisticated engineering, scientific and mathematical models to address the rapidly evolving medical challenges

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Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

"The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine prepares individuals to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to the analysis of big data, medical imaging, experimental data, and clinical and health care data."


Martin O'Toole
Program Coordinator, MS in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

What can I do with a MS in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine?

The employment outlook for professionals with a degree in artificial intelligence in medicine is promising and continues to expand rapidly. With advancements in technology and an increasing demand for AI-driven solutions in healthcare, graduates can anticipate diverse career opportunities. From developing AI algorithms for medical diagnostics to implementing machine learning models in clinical settings, professionals in this field are poised to make significant contributions to improving patient care and advancing medical research. Additionally, the intersection of AI and medicine offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, paving the way for innovative breakthroughs in healthcare delivery.

Our successful graduates are well suited to apply their credentials toward the following roles and careers:

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Artificial Information Engineer
  • Director of Medical Imaging
  • Digital Solutions Engineer
  • Personalized Medicine Directors
  • Director of AI for Medical Engagement
  • Account Executive for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Senior DevOps Engineering
  • Medical AI Research Scientist
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Biomedical Informatics Engineer
  • AI Healthcare Consultant
  • Medical Imaging AI Engineer
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Machine Learning Healthcare Developer
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems Developer
  • Computational Biologist
 

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Preferred Application Deadline Term Start
August 1 Fall Term I Late August
November 15 Spring Term I January
April 1 Summer Term I May

Class start dates are subject to change based on course availability.

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance, and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.


How to Apply for the Online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

  1. Start your application for graduate admission
  2. Submit $65 non-refundable application fee
  3. Upload required materials*
  4. Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s) by email: gradadm@louisville.edu (recommended) or mail: University of Louisville, Graduate School, 2211 S. Brook St., Louisville, KY 40292.
  5. Create a financial plan

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Online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Admissions Requirements and Materials

To be considered for admission, applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may inquire about conditional acceptance).
  • completion of a college-level statistics course and introduction to computer programing course.

*Required application packet materials include:

  • a one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s background and interest in artificial intelligence in medicine.
  • two letters of recommendation.

*Your Application Portal:

Once you have started the graduate application, you can check the status and review any additional checklist to-do items. Log in to your application using the email address you used to apply for admission and your password. Your checklist items may include additional materials or documentation that facilitate a smooth admissions process. You will also have access to important contact information and next steps after an admissions decision is made.

Online International Applicants

The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine program is open to international students. If you live outside of the United States (U.S.) and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to review these additional requirements for international students:

  • All international transcripts must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim in English.
  • Students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by attaining one of the following:
    • TOEFL scores of 80 or higher on the internet-based test OR
    • Duolingo English test score of 105 or higher OR
    • English proficiency can also be met by submitting official IELTS scores of at least 6.5 overall band score from the academic module exam
    • Proof of degree earned from an accredited U.S. institution (requires provisional admission with evaluation of English language competency)

Note: students will not be issued a U.S. visa if admitted to the online program, since there are no campus attendance requirements.

Online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Courses

The online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine is a 30 credit hour (10 course) program, with each course delivered in a 15-week course format (fall/spring) or 10-week (summer), 100% online. Each student must take 8 core courses (24 credit hours) and 2 elective courses (6 credit hours). Some of the courses are offered only in the spring, fall or summer semesters, therefore, it is important to work with your academic advisor on mapping out the best course for degree completion. Students will need to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA or higher for graduate courses to satisfy the degree requirements. All program requirements must be completed within six years of admission into the program.


Core Course List (24 Credits) Credit Hours
BE 540: Machine Learning in Medicine 3
BE 542: Medical Image Computing 3
BE 604: Introduction to AI in Medicine 3
BE 691: Non-thesis design/ Research project 3
PHMS 641: Data Mining 3
PHMS 642: Data Mining II 3
PHST 620: Introduction to Statistical Computing 3
PHST 680: Biostatistical Methods I 3
Total Core Credit Hours 24
Elective Courses (6 Credits)  
BE 530: Machine Learning in Python 3
BE 543: Computer Tools for Medical Image Analysis 3
BE 544: AI Techniques In Digital Pathology 3
BE 640: Computational Methods for Medical Image Analysis 3
BE 645: Artificial Intelligence and Radiomics 3
PHST 661: Probability 3
Total Elective Hours 6
Total Credit Hours Required 30

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Core Course Descriptions



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    • Do I need a bachelor’s degree in a specific area?

      A bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university is acceptable for entrance into the graduate degree in artificial intelligence in medicine online program. However, the successful applicant will need an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale). Students may be admitted provisionally with a 2.75 – 2.99 GPA but will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for all courses taken in the online MS in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine program to satisfy the degree requirements.

    • Are the prerequisite courses offered online at UofL?

      Yes, if a student has not completed the prerequisite courses in statistics and computer programming it is recommended that they work with Leigh Ann Elles, Assistant Director of Engineering Graduate Programs at leigh.elles@louisville.edu to discuss options for enrolling in the required prerequisite classes. Please note that some of the prerequisite courses at UofL online fill up quickly.

    • What skills will this program help me learn?

      Earning your graduate degree in artificial intelligence in medicine will help enhance your ability to effectively analyze medical problems and interpret complex data. Through completion of this online program, you can acquire expertise in key areas of artificial intelligence—including computation, modeling and simulation, machine learning, big data and advanced statistical analysis—and their direct application to medical data management, medical imaging, disease progression modeling, experimental (clinical and laboratory) data and healthcare information.

    • Can international students apply for the online MS in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine at UofL?

      International students who want to use a student visa are not currently eligible for this program. However, they can complete the degree if they are staying in their home country. Students will not be awarded an I-20 for this online program.

    • Can I complete the online MS in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in one year?

      Yes, students who are enrolled full-time ( 12 hours fall, 12 hours spring & 6 hours summer) can complete the can complete the 30 credit hour program in 1 year. Each student must take 8 core courses (24 credit hours) and 2 elective courses (6 credit hours). Some of the courses are offered only in the spring, fall or summer semesters, therefore, it is important to work with your academic advisor on mapping out the best course for degree completion.