The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI offers a 12-credit Bioinformatics Ph.D. minor to graduate students with a background in biology, computer science, or another basic science. You’ll learn to solve practical biological problems and build a foundation in bioinformatics knowledge, methods, and techniques—valuable training for research in your field.
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To be admitted to the Ph.D. Minor in Bioinformatics, students must be currently enrolled as a doctoral student in good academic standing in any IU or Purdue school at IUPUI. Students enrolled in other departments at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI are also welcome to apply.
Students who would like to apply to the Ph.D. minor in Bioinformatics must submit via email to the Graduate Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org an application package (PDF) containing:
Accepted students will be notified promptly.
The Ph.D. Minor in Bioinformatics is a 12-credit hour program with four 3-credit-hour courses.
Students will select three of the following courses.
Most of the courses have online sections in addition to classroom sections. At the student’s discretion, the Ph.D. minor coursework may be completed entirely online in a minimum of one and a half years.
A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor. If a minimum of B (3.0) is not earned in a course, that course must be retaken. A course may only be retaken once. Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade of B (3.0) the second time they take a course will not be able to earn the Ph.D. minor.
The Ph.D. minor in Bioinformatics does not require a qualifying examination.