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Biotechnology Master's Degree with Bioinformatics Specialization

University/Institute: University of Maryland, University College (UMUC)
Location: United States - Largo
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Computer Science
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The Biotechnology Master's Degree with Bioinformatics Specialization program is designed for mid-career professionals with undergraduate backgrounds in the sciences that seek to broaden their knowledge of the biotechnology field and bioinformatics.
The program is coursework based and culminates in a capstone course that is project-based.
As a Professional Science Masters, the program combines both scientific and business topics.
During the program, students will hone their ability to apply statistical analysis to large data sets, apply self-written computer scripts to automate tasks, develop relational databases, and gain a systems level insight to biological problems.

Program Goals:

Through their coursework, students will learn how to code in Python and Java; Analyze big data, next-generation sequencing data, and scientific data; Perform sequence alignments and phylogenetic analyses; Use biostatistics, databases and data structures, algorithms, and mathematical modeling.


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2007
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 250
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 200
Average number of incoming students per year: 150
Average number of graduates per year: 55

Program URL: http://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/masters-degrees/biotechnology/bioinformatics.cfm

Contact Person: James Coker ( james.coker@umuc.edu )

Last updated: Feb 07, 2018

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