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Master of Science in

Bioinformatics

Graduates of our MS in Bioinformatics program should feel equipped to engage in productive bioinformatic research and effectively communicate research projects and findings to multidisciplinary project teams.

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Program outcomes:

  • Apply a variety of skills to the processing, storage, analysis and modeling of many types of biological data.
  • Provide valuable insights into the understanding of complex biological systems and their quantitative data.
  • Positively impact research projects in the corporate and academic sectors.
  • Effectively communicate and present bioinformatic analysis to multidisciplinary project teams.

Required Courses

All six courses must be completed.

RBIF 100
Bioinformatics Scripting and Programming
RBIF 101
Structural Bioinformatics
RBIF 109
Biological Sequence Analysis
RBIF 111
R for Biomedical Informatics
RBIF 112
Mathematical Modeling for Bioinformatics
RBIF 115
Statistical Genetics

Electives

At least four electives must be completed from this category.

RBIF 102
Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Disease
RBIF 106
Drug Discovery and Development
RBIF 108
Computational Systems Biology
RBIF 110
Cheminformatics
RBIF 114
Whole Genome Expression Analysis and Biomarker Discovery
RBIF 120
Research Topics in Computational Biology
RBIF 290
Special Topics in Bioinformatics

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