24 months
1730 USD/credit 51900 USD/year
1730 USD/credit 51900 USD/year
1730 USD/credit 51900 USD/year
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The Bioinformatics program from Northeastern University provides cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and informational technology for today’s cutting-edge jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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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 Bioinformatics program from Northeastern University 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.

Unique Features

  • This program meets F-1 international student status requirements
  • Courses run in the evening to accommodate working professionals
  • Students gain up to six months of work experience through co-op positions
  • With only one additional class, a student can also earn a graduate certificate in data science
  • 94% employment after graduation in industry or research in last three years

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:

  • Bioinformatics Computational Methods
  • Ethics in Biological Research 
  • The Biotechnology Enterprise 
  • Bioinformatics Programming
  • Statistics for Bioinformatics
  • Professional Development for Co-op
  • Co-op Work Experience 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General 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):

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1730 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    51900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1730 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    51900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1730 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


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