Bioinformatics, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
12 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bioinformatics program of University of Guelph seeks to make sense of biological processes on all scales, from the molecular level to full ecosystems, using powerful and efficient computational techniques.


Key facts

During the Bioinformatics program of University of Guelph students apply skills in programming, statistics, and data management in their own research project. Areas of focus have included agricultural science, ecology, evolution, genetics, medicine, and veterinary science.

Are you interested in:

  • Integrating research that blends life sciences and computational statistics
  • Developing the computational and programming skills necessary to manage and analyze big data
  •  Acquiring a background in bioinformatics

Career Opportunities:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Sciences/Programming
  • Healthcare/Life Sciences
  • Software Development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biosequence Pattern Analysis
  • Genomic Methods for Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Bioinformatics
  • Software Tools for Biological Data Analysis and Organization
  • Bioinformatics Programming
  • Topics in Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at least four months prior to the intended start date (6-8 months prior for international applicants).


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours BSc with a minimum B (75%) standing in the last two years of full-time equivalent study (for the MBinf)
  • Honours BSc with a minimum B (75%) standing in the last two yearsof full-time equivalent study (for the MSc)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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