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.

Students have to complete either 9 thesis credits or 6 guided studies credits to satisfy the MS requirements.

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

Admissions Requirements

View the Bioinformatics, MS admissions requirements.


Basic Core Courses

Required courses for students with computer science or similar background:

Required courses for students with chemical or biological science background:

Required Core Courses (9 credits)

Required Electives (12 credits)

Other Electives (6 credits)

Degree Requirements: 30

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