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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

George Mason University

12 months
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50860 USD/year
50860 USD/year
18892 USD/year
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This Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree from George Mason University addresses the growing national and regional demand for trained computational biologists. It combines a solid foundation in biotechnology with the computational skills required for bioinformatics.

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Overview

The flexibility of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree at George Mason University permits students to custom design their curriculum under an advisor's guidance, making the program especially relevant for students employed in today's diverse biotechnology workplace. 

Students completing the program are qualified to pursue careers that require knowledge of current bioinformatics methods and applications, and the ability to develop and/or use new bioinformatics software.

Key Features 

  • Courses are generally offered in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate students with full-time employment outside the university. 
  • Students employed at area biotechnology organizations may take up to 6 credits (out of 31) for bioinformatics work done on the job, under the guidance of a faculty member. 
  • This work-related project may be applied as either a 3-credit research project or a 6-credit master's thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bioinformatics Methods
  • Molecular Cell Biology for Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Programming
  • Systems Biology
  • Colloquium in Bioinformatics
  • Research Project
  • Master's Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

31 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center. 
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center from all universities attended.
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 
  • Verification of English language proficiency. Please see English language requirements page.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores, as required by your program sent directly to Mason from the testing agency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9446 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
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