Some of the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics are transferrable into the MS in Bioinformatics and will replace the electives in that degree. By completing the Certificate, students in good standing may enroll in the full master’s degree.

The Masters in Bioinformatics program combines foundation bioinformatics programming courses (six total) with a diverse range of electives (three total) that offers students the flexibility to specialize and build broader knowledge in both the life sciences and computer science. Through Northeastern University’s signature experiential learning model — called co-op — the MS in Bioinformatics program connects students with leading industry employers through our signature three- or six-month co-op internship. Apply now or request information using the form below.




The MS in Bioinformatics is offered 100% online and on-campus in two of our campus locations in Boston and Seattle. Boston courses are offered on-ground and online. International students requiring student visas must apply to the Boston campus. Seattle courses are offered in a flexible online format. Our completely online program is available nationally, allowing student to pursue our degree from their home base. We will work with each student to find local employers for their co-op internship.

Program Transfer:

Approved Transfer Courses

  • DSSH 6301- Introduction to Computational Statistics
  • DSCS 6020- Collecting, Storing, and Retrieving
  • DSCS 6030- Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • DSSH 6302- Information Design and Visual Analytics

Notes: Three (3) courses or twelve (12) credits may be transferred into the Bioinformatics program. All transferred courses will count as electives in the program.


In order to be granted direct admission to the MS in Bioinformatics program, students are required to score a B or better in each of the Data Analytics courses taken. An internal application will need to be completed
as well.