Bioinformatics Master of Science
Bridging the gap between data and discovery
To better understand and improve life, students in the master’s degree program at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI learn to analyze biological data and apply the analytical skills and those analyses to pioneering research and industry challenges.
You’ll use computational tools and develop applications that bridge the gap between data and discovery—in areas such as natural water resources research and genome biology.
Biomedical science: where biology, technology meet
Our Bioinformatics degree programs put you in the heart of Indiana’s bioscience and health care campus, where you’ll work with faculty who encourage your discoveries and your best path to bioinformatics jobs.
Building on your knowledge in science and IT
Students are expected to have an introductory background in computing or biology. Our faculty will help you select courses that build on your experience and elevate your skills—integrating informatics, computer science, information systems, math, biology, and related areas.
Full-time or part-time studies
Full-time students can complete the 36-credit-hour program in two years. Part-time study options are available for domestic students. International students and students funded directly by the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI (in the form of an assistantship or fellowship) must complete the program in two years.
A personalized path to bioinformatics jobs
Bioinformatics faculty at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI know that excellent candidates for our graduate degrees might have a wealth of experience in technology or biology … but perhaps not both. Our faculty works with you to create a course of study that brings those skills into balance. We prepare our students to embark on successful bioinformatics careers.
full-time MEDIAN STARTING SALARY, 2019-20
employed, self-employed or interned within major
With expertise in disciplines ranging from omics technologies to precision medicine, you’ll have the knowledge employers are seeking right now, whether your goal is to work in industry or academia, research or data analysis.
Graduates have been hired by:
- American Express
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Franciscan Health
- Indiana University Health
Our graduates’ job titles:
- Bioinformatics analyst
- Bioinformatics engineer
- Bioinformatics scientist
- Biological information specialist
- Data analyst
- Microbiology supervisor
Funding opportunities for a bioinformatics degree
The School of Informatics and Computing offers graduate hourly employment opportunities to many full-time, qualified bioinformatics students pursuing a master’s degree. In accepting the school’s offer for financial support, hourly employees commit to 5-10 hours of work per week under the direction of a designated faculty member.
In addition, full-time students receive scholarships ($9,000 non-resident and $2,000 resident) and hourly employment with research faculty.
Living and learning in Indianapolis
Indianapolis is the United States’ 14th largest city and the capital of the state of Indiana. The IUPUI campus, with over 30,000 students, is located on a large tract of land adjacent to downtown.
The IUPUI campus is Indiana’s health care hub, a center for technological innovations in health science, where our School of Informatics and Computing faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research.