Delivery Format: Online Only


Rapidly increasing knowledge of the molecular biology of the cell has led to bioinformatics, a new discipline that transforms traditional biology into an information science. The School of Engineering's Master of Science in Bioinformatics program prepares students to manage and study data from the explosion of information from the life sciences.

The program meets industry's demand for professionals with solid foundations in genomics, proteomics, Perl and BioPerl, R and BioConductor, MySQL, sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms such as BLAST.

Students who earn a Bioinformatics Advanced Certificate may apply those credits towards the Bioinformatics Master's Degree. Note that only 9 credits from the Advanced Certificate can be used towards the Bioinformatics Master Degree program.

NOTE: Please refer to the Course Catalog to view course descriptions by course number if information is not listed below.

Preparatory Course

Bioinformatics Bridge Program

The Bridge Program​, a preparatory course for graduate studies is recommended for ​individuals applying​ to the ​Bioinformatics Master's Degree who are lacking a background in​ ​computer science. If you ​are missing this requirement, our one-course online program​ replaces three pre-requiste courses that​ will ​help accelerate your graduate studies.

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Admissions Requirements

View the Bioinformatics, MS admissions requirements.

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