College of Science

Bioinformatics Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Bioinformatics
College Name College of Science
Entry Terms Fall: September 9, 2015
Spring: January 11, 2016
Credits Required for Graduation 32 Semester Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
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The opportunities in bioinformatics are numerous and multi-faceted. It is a field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge to form a single discipline. The ultimate goal of the field is to enable the discovery of new biological insights as well as to create a global perspective from which unifying principles in biology can be discerned. The industry is experiencing an unparalleled boom in the already significant biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Program Objectives
  • Attainment of a common core of knowledge in bioinformatics
  • Emphasize the integration of knowledge from biological, computational, and mathematical disciplines
  • Continuous self-education for our students to perform at the highest level of professional competence throughout their careers

This program is offered in a virtual format in conjunction with our Seattle campus.

ALIGN Master’s Degree Program

Interested in our Bioinformatics Program but think your background might not be a match? Consider our ALIGN program. Created specifically to prepare bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries, regardless of their experience or undergraduate major, ALIGN offers custom curricula and includes the benefits of our co-op experience and Northeastern’s global network. To learn more about our ALIGN program offerings and campus locations, visit our ALIGN website.