1531 USD/credit 22965 USD/full
1531 USD/credit 22965 USD/full
643 USD/credit 9645 USD/full
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This Bioinformatics and Computational Biology certificate at George Mason University addresses the growing national and regional demand for trained computational biologists by combining a solid foundation in biotechnology with computational skills relevant to bioinformatics.

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Key info of the  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology certificate at George Mason University

With online and onsite courses, the flexibility of this certificate's structure permits students to custom design their curriculum under an advisor's guidance, making the graduate certificate especially relevant for students employed in today's diverse Northern Virginia high-technology workplace.

Ideal candidates for this certificate are those who have a background in biological and computer sciences, and are currently working in or planning to enter the fields of biotechnology or bioinformatics. The certificate is also highly relevant for students who are interested in advancing their career goals but may not have adequate time available to undertake a graduate degree program.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Bioinformatics Methods   
  • Molecular Cell Biology for Bioinformatics   
  •   Bioinformatics Programming
  • Molecular Biotechnology   
  • Microarray Methodology and Analysis

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


15 SCH


On Campus, Online

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GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a BA or BS degree in a discipline related to biological or computer science from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Applicants should have taken courses in molecular biology, computer science, calculus, physical chemistry, or statistics, and should also possess working knowledge of a computer programming language. To apply, prospective students should complete a George Mason University Admissions Application, supply two copies of official transcripts from each college and graduate institution attended, and a current résumé. TOEFL scores are required of all international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • National

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • In-State

    9645 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 643 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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