M.Sc. On Campus

Medical and Bioinformatics

Grand Valley State University

12 months
14000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Medical and Bioinformatics is a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program at Grand Valley State University developed in parallel with the biostatistics and cell and molecular biology programs.


Key facts

Medical and Bioinformatics at Grand Valley State University utilizes computer technology to manage and analyze information in the life and health sciences. Grand Valley State University’s Master of Science degree in Medical and Bioinformatics program is designed to integrate university coursework with business and industrial internships to better prepare students for the variety of career paths associated with the life science and health science industries.


According to 2020 EMSI Data, West Michigan bioinformatics job seekers should see a 12% growth in job opportunities by 2024. Opportunities in the U.S. are projected to grow by 8%. The median annual wage for these professionals is $86,840 in the U.S. and $72,716 in MIchigan. GVSU students who graduate with a degree in health informatics and bioinformatics often hold the following job titles:

  • Biologists
  • Clinical Systems Analysts
  • Programmer Analysts
  • Bioinformaticians
  • Programmers
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Clinical Informaticists
  • Data Scientists
  • Research Analysts
  • Developmental Scientists

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medical and Bioinformatics 
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Science 
  • Applied Statistics for Health Professions
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 
  • Information Visualization 
  • Principles of Database Design
  • High-performance Computing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
144 (verbal)
138 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade point average of 3.0 (B) from all undergraduate coursework or a satisfactory score on the GRE or GMAT test
  • Resume detailing work experiences and accomplishments
  • Personal statement of career goals and background experiences, including an explanation of how this program will help achieve educational and professional objectives
  • Recommendations: Two professional or academic recommendations received online, addressing the candidates potential for graduate study completion. You will provide the emails of two references in your account at, and they will be sent a link to fill out for their online recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

National 740 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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