Bioinformatics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 49.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 49.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
155 place StudyQA ranking:1839 Duration:2 years

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The Bioinformatics track looks at computational approaches to biomedical problems. Students may focus in computational data analysis, systems biology, data mining, simulation and modeling, visualization, or other areas that incorporate computer science and mathematics in biological research. This track requires some undergraduate computer science as a prerequisite (Comp 15 or the equivalent). Students will work with an advisor to design a coherent program including computer science electives as well as courses in computational biology, math and biotechnology.

This program assumes some undergraduate-level experience in Computer Science (or comparable industry expertise programming in C, C++, or Java) and fundamental knowledge of biology and chemistry.

Year 1
Fall Spring
BioE 291 - Bioengineering Seminar Bio E292 - Bioengineering Seminar
†Comp 135 - Machine Learning BME 162 - Molecular Biotechnology
EE 104 - Probability *Comp 167 - Introduction to Computational Biology
Year 2
Fall Spring
‡ChBE 167 - Metabolic and Cell Engineering †Comp 160 - Algorithms
†Systems elective: Comp 111 (Operating Systems) or Comp 112 (Networks) or Comp 115 (Database Systems) or a similar course. †Comp elective: an advanced Comp course in bioinformatics, algorithms, machine learning, or another related topic (recent options include Biological Networks and Systems, Scientific Visualization, Stochastic Search and Genetic Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, etc.)
†Comp 293/295 - Graduate Research/MS Thesis  

*Track requirement
†Track elective
‡Breadth elective (fulfills core requirement)

 

  • Application for admission
  • Scanned copies of all college transcripts
  • (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Application fee of $85 (non-refundable)
  • GRE General Test scores required.

Scholarships

For students who show scholarly promise, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering offer scholarships, fellowships, and research or teaching assistantships to full-time students in doctoral programs. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences also offers awards to full-time students in master’s programs. Certificate students are not eligible for these awards.

  • Tuition Scholarships are available in most master's and doctoral programs for qualified students.
  • Teaching Assistantships are offered by most departments.
  • Research Assistantships are generally available in the science and engineering areas.
  • Fellowships are offered to students who demonstrate outstanding records of achievement and a well-articulated plan of study.
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