School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), formerly the School of Health Information Sciences (SHIS) was originally founded in 1973, as the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS). SBMI is one of six schools The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) located in the world renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest contiguous medical center in the world. In 1992, UTHealth determined it would focus on graduate education in the health sciences. At that time, SBMI began the shift from traditional allied health baccalaureate programs toward the development of informatics graduate programs and joined the other schools at the University. SBMI currently offers a non-degree certificate program, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, a recently developed Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Informatics program. As the field changes and advances, SBMI will continue to add and develop new programs. Nearly 150 students are working towards a degree or a certificate from SBMI. The average age of our students is 34 to 39. Take a look at the charts below to find out more about our students.