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Bioinformatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #184 (WUR) Online
Northeastern University’s Master of Science program in Bioinformatics provides cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and informational technology for today’s cutting-edge jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

About

Northeastern University is committed to delivering cutting-edge programs that foster interdisciplinary thinking, research, and the pursuit of innovation-driven discoveries that have an impact on lives. That commitment and vision are at the very core of the MS in Bioinformatics. The program’s cross-disciplinary training prepares graduates to succeed in multiple roles in this new and growing field. Combining challenging academics in biology, computer science, and information technology with real-world experience, the program helps students integrate the knowledge, skills, experience, and confidence they need to achieve their goals and make a difference in our world.

The Masters of Science in Bioinformatics is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.

Program Objectives

  • Attain core knowledge in bioinformatics programming
  • Integrate knowledge from biological, computational, and mathematical disciplines
  • Gain professional work experience via co-op

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Physiology
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Cellular Engineering
  • Biology Colloquium
  • Plant Biotechnology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2-3 Years
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended
  • (Official transcripts required upon acceptance of admission offer)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores recommended, but not required
  • Proof of English Proficiency for all applicants (from one of the following):
  • Degree earned or in progress at a U.S. institution
  • Degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction
  • Official exam scores from either the TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or PTE exam

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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