Professional Science Master - Bioinformatics

Northeastern University’s Professional Science Master (PSM) degree program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology provides cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and informational technology for today’s cutting-edge jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The degree includes additional training and demonstrated competence in both life sciences and scientific programming. The program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.

The curriculum consists of six core courses in bioinformatics, 12 semester hours of electives in any of the three disciplines, and a professional co-op internship with leading industry and academic partners. Students can enroll in the program on a full or part-time basis. Evening courses are offered to accommodate working professionals.The Professional Science Master’s degree program in Bioinformatics and computational molecular biology is a professional program that is offered in Boston and Seattle. During the fall semester on the Boston campus, core classes are offered on campus or online. Come spring, Boston offers courses online to accommodate the personal and professional lives of students. Seattle courses are offered in a flexible online and on-campus hybrid format with frequent program starting dates for our Washington state students.