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We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2024 admission on August 15. Application review begins November 7, with applications accepted until December 1.

The Penn State Bioinformatics & Genomics program does not accept or consider GRE scores as part of our admission decision process. We employ a holistic review based on several criteria including academic performance, research experience, participation in scientific and professional development activities, and accomplishments outside of academia, among others.

To apply to the Bioinformatics and Genomics graduate program, students should review the admission requirements of the Penn State Graduate School and pay the application fee.

The following documents will be required as part of the Graduate School application process:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Transcript(s)
  • Answers to program-specific questions about research experience and interests

The graduate programs and Penn State Graduate School are committed to verification of application materials; therefore, please ensure that all of your documents can be readily verified as being accurate and authentic.

Admission is granted jointly by the Penn State Graduate School and the Bioinformatics and Genomics graduate program.

The online application is run by the graduate school. Make sure to follow these directions to get your applications to Bioinformatics and Genomics Graduate Program Option.

  • In the campus pulldown menu choose "University Park"
    • Please choose University Park campus even if your faculty of interest are located at Hershey campus
    • All applications will be reviewed through University Park only
  • In the major pulldown menu select "Bioinformatics and Genomics"
  • In the degree pulldown menu select "MS or PH D"
  • In the semester pulldown menu select "Fall"(and then the following year)
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