Master of Science in Bioinformatics

This is a three-semester, focused professional master's degree program combining 36 credit hours of courses in computer science, advanced molecular biology and biochemistry, statistics, and bioinformatics. A full-time summer internship in a corporate or academic bioinformatics group is an essential part of the curriculum. With input and assistance from corporate partners, the program is geared to training and placing graduates into lucrative jobs in the high-demand specialty field of bioinformatics. More information is available from the graduate coordinator of the M.S. Bioinformatics program.

Core Courses 1
BIOL 6150Genomics and Applied Bioinformatics3
BIOL 7200Programming for Bioinformatics3
BIOL 7210Computational Genomics3
CS 4400Introduction to Database Systems3
CX 4803Special Topics in Computational Science and Engineering (Machine Learning in Computational Biology)3
Statistics Requirement3
Experimental Design and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Human Evolutionary Genomics
Special Topics (Applied Human Computational Genomics)
Special Problems 3
Environmental Microbial Genomics
Data and Visual Analytics
Bioinformatics Electives 215
Total Credit Hours36

Substitution for any of the courses must be approved by program director


Students may choose from a wide range of graduate courses in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computational Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mathematics.  For a full list of recommended electives, please see:


3rd semester of research in same lab, totaling 9 or more credit hours