The master of science in bioinformatics and computational biology is offered jointly by the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Molecular and Cell Biology. This program will combine course work from the disciplines of biology, computer science and mathematics. The program seeks to answer the demand for a new breed of scientist who has fundamental understanding in biology, mathematics, statistics and computer science. With this interdisciplinary training, these scientists will be well-prepared to meet the demand and challenges that have arisen and will continue to develop in the biotechnology arena.
Catalog page: MS
Other program information:
Beginning students are expected to have completed multivariate calculus, linear algebra, two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of general physics, programming in C/C++ and two semesters of biology.
Test score required: Yes
GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Medical researcher, epidemiologist, pharmaceutical researcher, research scientist, bioinformatics developer and analyst, bioinformatics scientist, bioinformation programmer, and other positions in the fields including: