BioinformaticsDepartment of BioHealth Informatics

Bioinformatics Master’s Degree

The M.S. in Bioinformatics is a 36-credit-hour program that integrates knowledge from informatics, computation, information systems, mathematics, biology and other related areas. Successful applicants are expected to have an introductory background in both informatics (or computer science) and biology.

The program may be completed in two years by a full-time student. Part-time study options are available for domestic students. However, international students and any students funded directly by the School of Informatics and Computing (in the form of an assistantship or fellowship) must complete the program in two years.

You may choose one of three tracks:

  1. Project track
  2. Thesis track
  3. A non thesis/project track

Project Track

Required Core Courses (18 cr.)

Advanced Core Courses (12 cr.)

9 – 12 credits from the following 6 courses:

0 – 3 credits from the following 4 courses:

Project (3 cr.)

Electives (3 cr.)

Students can take other graduate courses either inside or outside the School of Informatics and Computing.

Thesis Track

Required Core Courses (18 cr.)

Advanced Core Courses (12 cr.)

9 – 12 credits from the following 6 courses:

0 – 3 credits from the following 4 courses:

Thesis (6 cr.)

Non-Thesis or Project Track

Required Core Courses (18 cr.)

Advanced Core Courses (12 cr.)

9 – 12 credits from the following 6 courses:

0 – 3 credits from the following 4 courses:

Electives (6 cr.)

Students can take other graduate courses either inside or outside the School of Informatics and Computing.