Masters 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 studies the distribution and determinants of diseases across different populations to improve human health. This  program is offered by the Department of Health Research and Policy.

Health Services Research

Health services research applies principles of outcomes research and cost-effectiveness to health policy in the public and private sectors. The program is offered by the Department of Health Research and Policy.

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.


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

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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