M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Saint Louis University

18 months
1190 USD/credit
1190 USD/credit
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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Saint Louis University brings together expertise from across Saint Louis University in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and statistics, biochemistry and molecular biology.


Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Saint Louis University curriculum consists of a mix of required courses that build a strong foundation in bioinformatics and computational biology and elective classes that allow students to specialize in their expertise. Full-time students can complete the program in 18 to 24 months. Part-time students are welcome in the program.


There are many employment opportunities for graduates with a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, health care and software industries, as well as in academic, private and governmental research labs. St. Louis is home to many large and small biotech firms and is a national leader in biotech startups. St. Louis has medical schools at Saint Louis University and Washington University and is home to the Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center, a world leader in plant and life sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Algorithms in Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics Colloquium
  • Genomics
  • Molecular Techniques 
  • Advanced Biological Chemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems in Biology
  • Computer Vision
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Biometry
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Databases
  • Machine Learning
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis
  • Biochemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

March 15 is the priority deadline for scholarship award consideration.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, computer science, engineering, health science, mathematics, statistics, or a similar scientific field is required. 
  • Application completion and fee 
  • Transcript(s) 
  • 1 letter of recommendation is required; 2 more are optional 
  • Résumé 
  • Statement of professional goals 
  • GRE general test scores are optional
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1190 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1190 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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