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
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.