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 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.
Our Bioinformatics degree programs put you in the heart of Indiana’s health care campus, where you’ll work with faculty who encourage your discoveries and your best path to career opportunities.
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Students are expected to have an introductory background in computing or biology. Our faculty will help you select courses that build on your background and elevate your skills—integrating informatics, computer science, information systems, math, biology, and related areas.
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.
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 and positions you for a successful career.
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With expertise in disciplines ranging from omics technology 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.
Our graduates have been hired at companies such as:
The School of Informatics and Computing offers graduate assistantships to most full-time, qualified students pursuing a master’s degree ($8,700 for non-resident and $4,350 for resident students). In accepting the school’s offer for financial support, graduate assistants become employees of Indiana University and commit to 5-10 hours of work per week under the direction of a designated faculty member.
In addition, most students have the opportunity for scholarships ($6000 non-resident and $2,000 resident) and hourly research assistantships.
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 Indianapolis.
At most, one of the following courses can be counted as an advanced core course.