Bioinformatics, M.Sc. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
24 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
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The M.S. in Bioinformatics is a two-year professional program at Indiana University Bloomington that emphasizes computation and informatics but also integrates knowledge from biology, mathematics, and related areas. It prepares students to pursue a bioinformatics career or admission to a Ph.D. program.


The Bioinformatics group’s chief aim is to better understand life through an application of a mix of established disciplines: computer science, statistics, life sciences, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, etc. 

We seek to model, discover, and manage biological data typically through computational means—either creating applications directly or employing existing tools for both us and the bioinformatics community at large.

Because bioinformatics is a shared endeavor, our closely-knit group actively collaborates not only with each other, but throughout the IU Bloomington campus, with other academic institutions, and with private industry.

Our mission

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering includes the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington and the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. The mission of the School is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating the full breadth of computing and information technology, including the scientific and technical core, a broad range of applications, and human and societal issues and implications.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning in Bioinformatics
  • Seminar in BioHealth Informatics
  • Independent Study in Bioinformatics
  • Biological Database Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have received a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in  computer science, informatics, or a related field from an accredited college or university. In addition, applicants must have the necessary academic preparation to complete graduate level courses in the program - for example, for computer science degrees, you should have had courses in data structures, machine organization and assembly language, and discrete structures.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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