Bioinformatics Program Overview

Spurred by initiatives like the Human Genome Project, bioinformatics is rapidly becoming a central discipline in life science, medicine, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Today, students with intersecting interests in computer science and biology can find rewarding careers as information technologists in science-driven environments, as specialists in database design, bioinformatics, or chemical and medical informatics.

At University of the Sciences, our bioinformatics master’s program provides a solid foundation for these careers, with the cross-disciplinary training you need to understand all aspects of collecting, assembling, and analyzing data.

The core curriculum covers:

  • Bioinformatic genomics, methods, and applications
  • Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Probability
  • Microarray technology
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Algorithms

You can delve deeper in your area of interest through elective courses in virology, immunology, pharmakogenomics, computer-aided drug design, and other fields. Your classroom study is reinforced by laboratory and special project work. 

Like all of our students, you’ll benefit from individual faculty attention, hands-on research opportunities, collaboration with peers from other departments and disciplines, and flexible scheduling.

Prospective students are eligible for the Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship. Click here for more information.

Application Dates

Domestic Students

  • Fall deadline is August 1
  • Spring deadline is December 1

International Students

  • Fall deadline is March 1