Bioinformatics | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Bioinformatics

A pathway for individuals without a STEM background to a graduate degree in bioinformatics and a career in an in-demand field.

With unprecedented progress in medical and life sciences research over the past decade, there is an urgent need for bioinformatics experts to tackle the resulting expansion of complex data and information. Bioinformatics professionals create and advance algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from biological data.

At NYU Tandon, we’re excited to educate the next generation of biotech champions. The Bridge program prepares students without a STEM background for a master’s degree so they can play a leading role in this essential, and growing, field.


bioinformatics bridge

Pathway to a Master’s in Bioinformatics

The Bridge Program is your pathway to pursuing a Bioinformatics Master's Degree at NYU Tandon and a career in this cutting-edge discipline.

The M.S. in Bioinformatics at NYU Tandon is an online, two-year, 30-credit program. Th​is NY State-approved​​ program meets the industry's demand for professionals with a solid foundation in genomics, biotech, programming,​ ​data science, ​sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms.

Master's and Advanced Application Certificate Apply

Accepting Summer 2020 Applications NOW!

It isn't too late to fulfill your 2019 New Year's Resolution to upskill to STEM and make a difference.

Bridge Program Details

Students must have a four-year bachelor's degree to apply to the Bridge program. Basic proficiency in college algebra and some exposure to programming is recommended for success in the course. Learning a simple programming language like Python prior to starting will help you become familiar with the notion of programming.

Certificates are issued to individuals who receive a grade of C or better. Students who receive a B+ or higher will receive a certificate with Distinction and will be eligible for admittance and receive a GRE waiver for any of the qualifying NYU Tandon master’s degrees, including Bioinformatics. Applicants will need to meet all other Graduate School of Engineering admission requirements.


Bridge Program Topics

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Number Systems
  • Compilation and Execution process
  • Data types and Expressions
  • Branching Statements
  • Iterative Statements
  • Intro to algorithm analysis and Order of growth
  • Coding functions, Abstraction and Runtime stack
  • Arrays
  • Strings
  • Pointers and Dynamic allocation
  • Logic
  • Proofs
  • Sets
  • Mathematical Functions
  • Introduction to Counting
  • Discrete Probability
  • Induction
  • Recursion
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • File Processing
  • Linked Lists
  • Stacks and Queues
  • Trees and Binary Search Trees
  • Intro to OS Concepts
  • Processes & Threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Overview of OSI/RM
  • Physical layout of networks
  • Application Layer, Network Layer and Transport Layer

Upcoming Deadlines

The Summer 2020 Bridge application deadline has been extended from 4/2/20 to 5/1/20.

Semester

Course
Duration

Bridge
Application
Deadline

Course
Start Date

Defer/
Withdraw 
Deadline

Course
End Date

Next NYU
Tandon
Masters

Next NYU
CUSP
Masters

Winter 2020

17-Week

10/15/19

1/6/2020

2/3/2020

5/1/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2020

On-Campus:
Fall 2020

Winter 2020

24-Week

10/15/19

1/6/2020

2/3/2020

6/19/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2020

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Spring 2020

24-Week

1/8/20

3/30/2020

4/27/2020

9/11/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Summer 2020

17-Week

4/2/20

7/6/2020

8/3/2020

10/30/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Summer 2020

24-Week

4/2/20

7/6/2020

8/3/2020

12/18/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Winter 2021

17-Week

10/15/20

1/4/2021

2/1/2021

4/30/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Winter 2021

24-Week

10/15/20

1/4/2021

2/1/2021

6/18/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Spring 2021

24-Week

1/8/21

3/29/2021

4/26/2021

9/10/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2022

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Summer 2021

17-Week

4/2/21

7/5/2021

8/2/2021

10/29/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2022

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Summer 2021

24-Week

4/2/21

7/5/2021

8/2/2021

12/17/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2022

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

The Bridge program starts every winter (January), spring (April), and summer (July). Bridge students who wish to apply for a masters degree must submit an M.S. application. For more information please see our Applying to a Master’s Degree from Bridge webpage.

How to Apply to Bridge

 

Questions?

We are here to help! Call us at 646.997.3623, U.S. Toll-Free at 877.503.7659, or email us at tandon.online@nyu.edu.