Master of Science in Bioinformatics

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Entry Terms
Fall: Sept. 6, 2017
Spring: Jan. 8, 2018
Summer: May 7, 2018

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Credits Required for Graduation
34 Semester Hours


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

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