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.
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).
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- Computation and Biology
- Seminar on Current Topics
- Independent Study
- Education and Pedagogy Seminar
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Data Science & Big Data Bioinformatics View 880 other Masters in Biology in United States
- 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.
International25888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12944 USD per semester during 12 months.
National25888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12944 USD per semester during 12 months.
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