M.Sc. On Campus


San José State University

12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Bioinformatics MSc program offered at San José State University features an interdisciplinary curriculum in bioinformatics, biology, computer science, and mathematics.


Questions in many areas of biology, including genomics, molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, microbiology, ecology, and evolution, must now be answered using mathematical and computational methods. New techniques allow the acquisition of many thousands or millions of biological measurements, and the field of bioinformatics has developed to address this need. 

What you will learn

The Bioinformatics MSc program offered at San José State University will provide students with an understanding of biological questions, a background in mathematics, and the computational skills necessary to address complex problems in the biological sciences. Students will also gain experience utilizing these skills to answer biological questions, including those with biomedical applications. The goal of the MS in Bioinformatics program is to prepare students for careers in the growing field of bioinformatics both in academia and in the biotechnology industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics 
  • Advanced Molecular Techniques
  • Statistics for Bioinformatics 
  • Eukaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Advanced Genetics 
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Programming with Python 
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Artificial Intelligence 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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31 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 3.0 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of full time study
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic instructors or advisors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $396 per unit.

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1740 - 3150 USD /month
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