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Program Summary

The master's program in bioinformatics designed for students who wish to extend their understanding of biological data through computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering. This unique program allows students to improve their leadership skills while creating an individualized program of study.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Biological Sciences with Specialization in Bioinformatics

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 January 1 for Assistantship
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Biological Sciences
349 Montgomery Hall
Yanbin Yin

Director of Graduate Studies:
Neil Blackstone

Application Contact:
Sharon Farley

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