Dec 03, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioinformatics, (MS)

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Master of Science

All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admission Regulations , Academic Regulations , and Minimum Degree Requirements ) as well as the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

Bioinformatics is an emerging multidisciplinary field which combines mathematical and computer science approaches to solve biological problems. The Master’s in Bioinformatics is designed to train highly skilled individuals with fundamental understanding of computer programming and data structures, statistical analysis of data, as well as genomics and systems biology.

Admission Requirements

  1. GRE scores are required and are an important factor for admission;
  2. Two letters of recommendation;
  3. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (for students whose native language is not English);
  4. Undergraduate degree in biology, computer science, or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Satisfactory completion of at least two undergraduate level courses in each of the following disciplines: biology, mathematics and computer science. Students should have some background in computer programming, data structures, statistics, and molecular biology. Students deficient in prerequisite courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Program Requirements:

Candidates must satisfactorily complete 36 credit hours of graduate course work, 26 hours of which must be 7000 level or higher) as approved by the Program Advisor and distributed as follows:

Research: 1-3 credit hours chosen from:

Internship: 1-3 credit hours chosen from:

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