Bioinformatics and Genomics

M.S. Requirements

A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Bioinformatics and Genomics prepares students to either enter a Ph.D. program in a related field or go directly into a career. To earn a M.S. in Bioinformatics and Genomics students must complete:

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credits that includes at least 18 credits in the 500 and 600 series combined

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Thesis research

  • An internship

Sample Schedule

  • MCIBS 551 Genomics (3)
  • BMMB 852 Applied Bioinformatics (2)
  • STAT 500 Applied Statistics (3)
  • MCIBS 541 Critical Analysis of Bioinformatics and Genomics Research Topics (1)
  • MCIBS 589 Colloquium in Bioinformatics and Genomics (2)
  • MCIBS 600 Thesis Research (3)

  • MCIBS 554 Foundations in Data Driven Life Sciences (3)
  • STAT 555 Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data (3)
  • BIOL 405 Molecular Evolution (3)
  • MCIBS 541 Critical Analysis of Bioinformatics and Genomics Research Topics (1)
  • MCIBS 589 Colloquium in Bioinformatics and Genomics  (1)
  • MCIBS 591 Ethics in Life Sciences (1)
  • MCIBS 600 Thesis Research (3)

  • Thesis defense

  • MCIBS 595 Internship (2)