12 months
990 USD/credit 29700 USD/year
990 USD/credit 29700 USD/year
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The curriculum at George Washington University is designed to provide students with advanced skills in either Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry.


Key facts

Since the complete sequencing of the human genome, the health science discipline of genomics/proteomics has unfolded and evolved, increasingly improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Emerging in tandem with genomics is the field of bioinformatics, associated with massive databases of gene and protein sequences and other biological information. Modern science utilizes bioinformatics not only to process and mine the data, but also to generate new testable hypotheses.

Students in this Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry program offered by George Washington University can choose to follow either a Molecular Biochemistry track or a Bioinformatics path. Students following the Biochemistry option take advanced biochemistry and molecular medicine courses and gain exposure to a myriad of laboratories and research initiatives. Students selecting the Bioinformatics track, one of the first in the United States devoted exclusively to teaching important genome-wide approaches to medicine and biology, will focus on the areas of genomics, proteomics, analytical bioinformatics, statistics, systems biology, pharmaceutical oncology, algorithm development and Next-Generation sequencing data analysis and annotation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Proteins, Pathways and Human Health
  • Bioinformatics
  • Methods in Molecular Biology and Protein Analysis
  • Biochemical Genetics and Medicine
  • Biochemistry Seminar
  • Biotechnology of Lipids and Carbohydrates
  • Biochemistry Seminar
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE general test
  • Two (2) recommendations
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended
  • Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application. If you are applying for an assistantship or fellowship, you should also describe any teaching experience you have had.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 990 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 990 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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