• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Bioinformatics degree offered by George Mason University combines a solid foundation in bioinformatics research, tools, and techniques, with the management skills needed to address the associated legal, ethical, managerial, and business issues. The degree is intended for:

  • Students seeking advancement in their current bioinformatics careers that requires an advanced degree in bioinformatics combined with management expertise.
  • Students with a general background in biological science or computational methods who are planning to enter the field of bioinformatics as managers and would like to strengthen their bioinformatics and managerial expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics Methods
  • Molecular Cell Biology for Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Programming
  • Biological Sequence and Genome Analysis
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Microarray Methodology and Analysis
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics Database Design

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Credits
              30 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus
            • More information Go to the programme website

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score:

              88

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            • Minimum required score:

              570

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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            General Requirements

            • Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in biology, computer science, or a related field.
            • Applicants should have taken courses in molecular biology, computer science, calculus, physical chemistry, and statistics. Students with deficiencies in one or more of these areas may be required to take additional courses from the undergraduate curriculum.
            • To apply, prospective students should submit the George Mason University Admissions Application, supply two copies of official transcripts from each college and graduate institution attended, a current résumé, and an expanded goals statement. 
            • Applicants should also include three letters of recommendation and official scores obtained on the GRE general exam.

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            Tuition Fee

            • International

              27720 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 27720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              11736 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 11736 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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            Living costs for Fairfax

            • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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