The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Requirements for the Master's Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics

A stand-alone Master's program in Bioinformatics and Genomics is now offered with the following requirements:

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

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA

  • Thesis research

  • Internship 

Representative Schedule

Fall Semester (14 credits)

  • 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)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

  • 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)

Summer semester

  • Thesis defense

Fall semester (second year, 2 credits)

  • MCIBS 595 Internship (2)