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Bioinformatics

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
1676 USD/credit
1676 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

We offer a master degree in Bioinformatics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. The requirements for the master's degree are designed with a balanced emphasis on both basic science (biology and biochemistry) and computing, with special focus on the programming skills most needed in today's pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Overview

A unique aspect of the curriculum is to “embed” computer science and programming instruction within various bioinformatics courses. Students will learn multiple programming languages including Python, Perl, R and web design (HTML/CSS/Javascript) without taking an additional slate of dedicated computer science courses.

A key requirement of the master's degree in the bioinformatics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is the completion of an independent project over a period of two semesters. Here, you will take primary responsibility for a practical programming problem in bioinformatics, typically the creation of software needed to fulfill a specific, real-life need.

This independent work will be conducted at the site of an industrial or academic partner of the Bioinformatics Program, providing you with invaluable experience far beyond the level of a typical course or term project.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Microarray Technology
  • Proteomics
  • Advanced Systems Analysis and Design for Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Project in Bioinformatics 
  • Graduate Seminar

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

40 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application - Apply online. 
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended with all degrees documented. Transcripts from non-US institutions must be course-by-course evaluated by World Education Services (WES)
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • All applicants must submit a 1000-word essay explaining specific short and long-term career goals that the program will help address. If the applicant is applying to be a MS (Thesis) or Ph.D. student, the applicant must identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with their own interests and describe why s/he perceives this to be so. The essay may be submitted as part of application, or as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail
  • Resume or CV
  • Three written letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1676 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1676 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1676 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1676 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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