MS in Bioinformatics Track

MS Program in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry - Bioinformatics Track

Since the complete sequencing of the human genome, the health science discipline of genomics/proteomics has unfolded and evolved, increasingly improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Emerging in tandem with genomics is the field of bioinformatics, associated with massive databases of gene and protein sequences and other biological information. Modern science utilizes bioinformatics not only to process and mine the data, but also to generate new testable hypotheses.

The MS program in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry - Bioinformatics Track, one of the first in the United States devoted exclusively to teaching important genome-wide approaches to medicine and biology, focuses on the areas of genomics, proteomics, analytical bioinformatics, statistics, systems biology, pharmaceutical oncology, algorithm development and Next-Generation sequencing data analysis and annotation.

The program combines a rigorous and up-to-date curriculum with hands-on experience. Its program design provides flexibility for working professionals (classes are held in the evenings) and options to choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks. Upon graduation, students are aptly prepared for academia/research or for careers in industry.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Scholarships and other financial aid available.

Coursework and project emphasis

  • genomics/proteomics
  • phylogenetics
  • biostatistics
  • genomic variation and disease
  • translational bioinformatics
  • databases and data analysis
  • algorithm development
  • computational tool development
  • cloud computing