M.Sc. On Campus


Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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The emphasis of the MS in Bioinformatics program at Boston University is preparation for mid-level industrial positions in bioinformatics, and the MS degree constitutes a “Pre-professional MS.” In order to be admitted, students need at least a bachelor’s degree in a field related to bioinformatics


Typically students enrolling in the Bioinformatics program at Boston University have strength in either the computational area or in biochemistry/molecular biology, but not both.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an MS in Bioinformatics are expected to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the core concepts of Bioinformatics, including computational biology, database design and implementation, and probability and statistics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply skills in a professional environment via an industrial or academic internship in Bioinformatics.
  • Be able to effectively communicate scientific information in written and oral form.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Biology 
  • Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution 
  • Biological Database Systems
  • Physical Chemistry for Systems Biology
  • Bioinformatics Graduate Seminar 
  • Bioinformatics Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Transcripts
  • Three recommendations
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV


  • Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records.  

Tuition Fee

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    58560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


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