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M.S. in Computational Biology

University/Institute: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Location: United States - Pittsburgh
Focus: Computational Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Program Goals:

The M.S. in Computational Biology program enrolls students who desire a more immediate career in industry or who wish to explore computational biology without committing to a doctoral program. It also draws returning professionals who seek to enhance their skills and practices in this new interdisciplinary field.
Coursework consists of Foundation Courses, Background Courses, and Breadth &amp; Depth Courses, as well as a number of electives in a wide array of disciplines such as computer science, machine learning, math, statistics, biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, and information management. Students have the option of conducting in-depth research in addition to coursework, and are also encouraged to seek external internships after their first year. Students pursue this degree full-time and complete the program in 3-4 semesters.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2000
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 200
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 75
Average number of incoming students per year: 25
Average number of graduates per year: 20

Program URL: http://www.cmu.edu/ms-compbio/

Contact Person: Thom Gulish ( tgulish@cs.cmu.edu )

Last updated: Apr 10, 2016

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