Bioinformatics Online, Master | Part time online | The University of Maine | United States
24 months
590 USD/credit 8850 USD/year
590 USD/credit 8850 USD/year
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The PSM in Bioinformatics Online program from The University of Maine that teaches students how to apply mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to understand and analyze complex biological data. 


The Bioinformatics Online program from The University of Maine develops interdisciplinary knowledge across the fields of mathematics, computer science, spatial information science and engineering, and molecular and cell biology.A Professional Science Masters provides advanced training in Bioinformatics while simultaneously developing skills applicable to real-world, professional environments. Instead of a thesis, students complete an applied project that can be conducted at their place of employment.


The applied project, also known as applied field experience, is an individual project analyzing data sets in the area of bioinformatics using skills gained throughout the coursework. The project can be conducted at the student’s convenience at their place of employment in coordination with a faculty member. 

Students will present their completed projects before a committee of faculty and industry leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Foundations of Biomedical Science & Engineering – Biostatistics/Computational Biology Module 
  • Foundations of Biomedical Science & Engineering – Genetics Module 
  • Metadata Systems
  • Information Systems Programming
  • Database System Applications

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Essay quality
  • Strength of letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate GPA of degree earned in the sciences, engineering or a related discipline
  • Professional background in cellular and molecular biology, mathematics, computer science or information science
  • Candidates may potentially be interviewed to learn more about their goals and the ability to succeed in the program.
  • An online application
  • An essay describing your motivation for pursuing an advanced degree, career goals, and research experience
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references
  • Official academic transcripts
  • TOEFL scores if appropriate
  • Any other relevant information, such as a CV or résumé, that will aid in the evaluation of the applicant

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 24 months.

per credit hour


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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