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Masters of Science in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

University/Institute: University of Delaware (UD)
Location: United States - Newark
Focus: Bioinformatics
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)

Key characteristics of program:

The thesis-based MS degree prepares students for advanced research. The Computational Sciences Concentration (CS) allows students with strong quantitative sciences background to gain knowledge and research experience in developing computational methods and bioinformatics tools and databases for the study of biological systems. The Life Sciences Concentration (LSC) allows students with strong biological background to gain knowledge and research experience in applying bioinformatics methods, tools and databases as an integral approach to life science research. The BICB-MS graduates will have solid knowledge and research experience to pursue further study towards a PhD or other professional degree such as MD, MBA or law, or a research career in academia, industry, or government agencies.

Program Goals:

Our Graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology aim to train the next generation of researchers and professionals who will play a key role in multi- and interdisciplinary teams, bridging life sciences and computational sciences. The program is administered through its academic home, the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), and is coordinated by the newly established Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). The scientific curriculum is built upon the research and educational strength from departments across the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Earth, Ocean and Environment.


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2010
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 30
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 5
Average number of incoming students per year: 5
Average number of graduates per year: 5

Program URL: https://bioinformatics.udel.edu/education/bicb-ms/

Contact Person: Assistant Director, Education &a ( bioinformatics@udel.edu )

Last updated: Jan 11, 2019

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