MS in Bioinformatics Track

The Bioinformatics Track is one of the first in the United States devoted exclusively to teaching important genome-wide approaches to medicine and biology. Our program focuses on the areas of genomics, proteomics, analytical bioinformatics, statistics, systems biology, pharmaceutical oncology, algorithm development and Next-Generation sequencing data analysis and annotation. After graduating, students work as bioinformaticians in academia or industry, or pursue PhD programs at GW or at other leading institutions in the US. 

Our program design provides flexibility for working professionals (classes are held in the evenings) and options to choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks and between a 1-year and a 2-year program.

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

Coursework and project emphasis

  • genomics
  • proteomics
  • big data in biology
  • bioinformatics tool development
  • genomic variation and disease
  • biomedical databases 
  • algorithm development