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Biomedical Visualization

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Degrees Offered:
Academic Fields:

Art.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
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If you are a person who has a passion for both science and art, there is a career that is tailor-made for your interests! 

The Biomedical Visualization graduate program, founded in 1921, offers a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Visualization. We shape leaders in visual communication who create, disseminate and advance knowledge in the life sciences, healthcare, and medicine.


Degrees

Master's, Masters

Format

Full Time, On Campus

Academic fields

Design and Visual Communications, General.
Digital Arts.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Illustration.
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator.
Art.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.

Keywords

anatomy, animation, art, augmented reality, biology, drawing, gaming, haptics, health, healthcare, illustration, medicine, medical, science, simulation, technology, virtual reality, visualization

Location

Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
1919 W. Taylor Street, Suite 250 (MC 530)
Chicago, Illinois, 60612, United States



Program Contacts


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Prof. John Daugherty
Program Director
jdaug@uic.edu




What we look for in prospective students


We are looking for candidates who are strong in science and have excellent visualization skills. This would be evidenced by an outstanding GPA, high science grades, GRE scores >300 (combined), and an outstanding art portfolio. We favor candidates who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, discipline, consistency of effort, commitment, enthusiasm and passion. Our program emphasizes working together as a community; so we value maturity, consideration, respect, reliability, support and cooperation.


Academic Backgrounds

Art/Art Studies, General.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Digital Arts.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Illustration.



Media and Interesting Information




Degrees Offered


Master's

Master's, Masters






Application Information


The following are required for admission to the MS in Biomedical Visualization program:
•Baccalaureate degree, no restrictions
•Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
•GRE General Test that includes Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing assessment. Preference is given to applicants with a combined Quantitative and Verbal score above 300 (revised General Test)
•Successful completion before enrollment of required prerequisite courses
•Three letters of recommendation
•Personal statement


Fall

Start Date:

2017-08-28


Application Deadline:

2017-02-01




Suggested Preparation


Students interested in Biomedical Visualization should prepare themselves by concentrating on science and art in college.  Science courses should include general biology or zoology, vertebrate anatomy, developmental biology, physiology, chemistry, and cell biology.  These courses must be of the caliber required for science majors.  In the arts, courses should include drawing, life drawing, painting, color theory, graphic design, illustration, and computer graphics. 




Tuition & Financial Aid


https://registrar.uic.edu/tuition/grad/index.html


In State Tuition

$11,834 Per Term

Out of State Tuition

$17,954 Per Term

Faculty




Alumni Career Paths


Working in a variety of settings, graduates use their scientific and artistic expertise to visually communicate information to other health professionals, patients, and the public. They work as designers, producers, directors, and consultants in the development of instructional, informational, and promotional materials. Their work appears in trade and consumer publications, textbooks, journals, trade shows, courtroom exhibits, patient education materials, advertisements and museum exhibitions.



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University of Illinois at Chicago

Location

Chicago
Illinois
United States

University Type

Doctoral Universities – Highest research activity

Undergraduate Programs

Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Graduate Programs

Comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary

Undergraduate Profile

Full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in

Enrollment Profiles

Majority undergraduate

University Size

Large four-year, primarily nonresidential

Region

Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI

Public/Private

Public

Locale

Large city

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