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MS in Bioinformatics

University/Institute: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Location: United States - Washington
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:

This one-year M.S. degree program has an interdisciplinary curriculum covering both biomedical and computational sciences. Built upon the unique research strengths and bioinformatics infrastructure at the Protein Information Resource (PIR) and Georgetown University, the curriculum emphasizes bioinformatics of genomics, proteomics and systems biology. With computer-lab based courses and a 16-week bioinformatics internship, students will gain hands-on experience in applying bioinformatics as an integral approach to biomedical research, from basic molecular sequence analysis to advanced high-throughput omics data analysis.

Program Goals:

Bioinformatics is fundamental to the modern day study of biology and is essential to 21st century biomedical research. This program is designed for students who would like to gain knowledge and experience in both Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. With bioscience and computing skills, the graduates are equipped to play a key role in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams. Graduates may pursue further study towards a PhD, MD, MBA or law degree or pursue a career in industry, government or academia as a bioinformatics professional.

Additional Information

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

Average number of applicants per year: 50
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 25
Average number of incoming students per year: 19
Average number of graduates per year: 19

Program URL: http://bioinformatics.georgetown.edu/
Syllabus URL: http://bioinformatics.georgetown.edu/

Contact Person: Mark Danielsen, Ph.D. ( bioinformatics@georgetown.edu )

Last updated: Dec 24, 2019

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