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M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

12 months
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11846 USD/year
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About

A unique master's degree merging the biological sciences and computer technology, the Bioinformatics program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Computing and Informatics, and Engineering.

Overview

The Bioinformatics program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 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.

Why Pursue a Master's in Bioinformatics?

Students seeking a degree in Bioinformatics want to be involved at the forefront of 21st century biological sciences. Students with undergraduate majors in either the life sciences or computing fields are encouraged to apply. At UNC Charlotte, we instill research, writing and critical thinking skills by teaching scholarly inquiry and research methods at a high level. Students will take courses from both computational and biological fields to develop their skills in the development, application and interpretation of bioinformatics. In addition, students complete an industry driven internship to apply their classroom skills in the workplace.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy and Interaction in Biological Modeling
  • Bioinformatics Programming
  • Statistics for Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Sequence Analysis
  • Design and Implementation of Bioinformatics Databases
  • Computational Structural Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

34 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or another related field that provides a sound background in life sciences, computing, or both.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and 3.0 in the major.
  • A minimum combined score of 300 (new GRE format) or 1000 (old GRE format) on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, and acceptable scores on the analytical and discipline-specific sections of the GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose
  • An English language proficiency score is required if the previous degree was from a country where English is not the common language.
  • A Foreign credential evaluation is not required, but recommended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5923 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5923 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1445 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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