Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics provides cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and information technology—along with real-world experience. The program prepares graduates to play pivotal roles in today’s cutting-edge life science, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries focused on genomics, proteomics, personalized medicine, drug discovery, and cancer therapy.

Our curriculum combines core coursework in bioinformatics computational methods, programming, and statistics with graduate electives that offer students the flexibility to specialize and build broader knowledge in both life sciences and computer science. The university’s signature experiential learning model connects students with leading industry employers through three- or six-month co-ops that integrate classroom study with a practical, professional experience. With an MS in Bioinformatics from Northeastern University, graduates secure a solid foundation on which to jumpstart their careers in a competitive job market.

“Why choose Northeastern University?” 

  • Our curriculum combines core bioinformatics programming courses with a diverse range of electives that offers students the flexibility to specialize and build broader knowledge in both the life sciences and computer science.
  • Northeastern University’s signature experiential learning model—called co-op—connects students with leading industry employers through our signature three- or six-month co-op internship.
  • Our students receive a solid, experience-based foundation in the field that gives them a competitive edge in the high-demand job market for trained bioinformaticians.
  • Our on-ground courses run in the evening to accommodate working professionals. Our  online format allows students to participate in the program anywhere in the U.S.

Boston, Seattle or Online – you choose.

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics is offered in multiple locations and formats. You can chose to take courses on our main campus in Boston or satellite campus in Seattle. We also offer the program 100% online nationally. All of the core courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals.


Northeastern’s main campus is located in Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for world-class biomedical research, innovation in the life sciences, leading pharmaceutical corporations, and biotech companies—both large and small. Boston courses are offered on-ground and online. International students requiring student visas must apply to the Boston campus.


Northeastern’s West Coast campus for graduate studies is located in Seattle, Washington, a city synonymous with software development, Internet titans, information technology, and biotechnology. Seattle courses are offered in a flexible online format.

100% Online:

We now offer an online program version of our program nationally, allowing you to pursue our degree from your home base. We will work with you to find local employers for your co-op internship.

East Coast, West Coast or Online Nationally, Northeastern University delivers the same rigorous academics, cutting-edge research opportunities, innovative faculty, and supportive global alumni network for an unparalleled educational experience and solid foundation for an exciting and fulfilling career.