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Program in Bioinformatics

University/Institute: University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UT)
Location: United States - Toledo
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (2 years)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The UT Bioinformatics MS is one of five tracks in an umbrella program in Biomedical Sciences at a college of medicine, and focuses on the application of bioinformatics to areas of research that ultimately may have clinical applications. Coursework in bioinformatics is combined with applying advanced bioinformatic methods to a short research project in one of the four other tracks: cancer biology, medical microbiology & immunology, molecular medicine, and neurosciences. Laboratory rotations, to choose a thesis mentor, begin in the first term. Students take a mix of core courses common to all five tracks, and specific bioinformatics courses. Required coursework and a qualifying exam are completed by the end of the first year. All students are advised by a thesis committee of three faculty members. During the research-focused year, students also take a journal club, seminar series, elective coursework, and career counseling workshops.

Program Goals:

Graduates will have developed a broad understanding of bioinformatics, with deeper knowledge of specific areas and bioinformatic methods associated with one or more of the other four tracks. They will have experience in analysis of the scientific literature and large datasets, in both written and oral scientific communication. Graduates have basic programming, statistical, and data management skills. Our graduates will be prepared for a range of careers, whether academic, public, or commercial.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2001
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 5
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 4
Average number of incoming students per year: 4
Average number of graduates per year: 4

Program URL: https://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/bioinfo/
Syllabus URL: https://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/bioinfo/pages/Msbs-curriculum.html

Contact Person: Ms. Heather Buska, Program Secretary ( heather.buska@utoledo.edu )

Last updated: Jan 12, 2021

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