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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

University of Minnesota

12 months
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About

The objective of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at University of Minnesota is to establish world-class academic and research programs at the University of Minnesota Rochester.

Overview

The vision of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICB) program at University of Minnesota is to conduct research and provide education through the establishment of academic and research programs. 

All BICB academic and research programs collaborate among the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR), the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC), Mayo Clinic, the Hormel Institute, IBM, National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), and the Brain Sciences Center to advance informatics and computation and to support a strong life science industry in Minnesota.

Program Mission

The mission of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICB) graduate program is to provide interdisciplinary education in the area of biomedical informatics and computational biology at the interface of quantitative sciences, medicine, and biology. Graduate students receive training in the development and applications of computational methods and work in interdisciplinary teams of life scientists and computational scientists.

Faculty provide education through formal coursework, research seminars, and one-on-one advising. The focus of the Ph.D. program is on development toward independent research in an interdisciplinary environment. The M.S. program has two plans: Plan A includes a Master's thesis (10 credits) in addition to coursework (20 credits); Plan B is primarily focused on coursework (30 credits) with a capstone project (120 hours).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computation and Biology 
  • Seminar on Current Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Education and Pedagogy Seminar 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

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
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
59
More about PTE Academic
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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to a UMN graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or a comparable degree from outside the U.S.
  • Many graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Many graduate programs require letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded online. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12944 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12944 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Updated over a year ago

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