12 months
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
504 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


University of Maryland University College Master of Science in Biotechnology: Bioinformatics has been named Outstanding Online Program by the Sloan Consortium. The Sloan-C awards honor universities around the globe working to advance and innovate online education. 


Combine your interest in science, business and technology for a rewarding career in the growing biotechnology industry.

This Biotechnology: Bioinformatics specialization at University of Maryland University College covers a broad range of subjects (for example, biostatistics, databases and data structures, algorithms, gene expression analysis, and PERL) at the interface of molecular biology and computational science.

Program Objectives

The graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Have a greater grasp of the technologies currently in use in the biotechnology industry.
  • Gain an understanding of the regulatory role of federal and state governmental agencies as well as international bodies and professional groups.
  • Understand the "business of biotechnology," including financial, strategic, and human resource management in the industry.
  • Have increased knowledge of bioinformatics.
Career Path

The Master of Science program in biotechnology serves a number of careers at the entry-, mid-, or high-level positions, depending on the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Graduates of the bioinformatics specialization, depending on their background, can find positions such as:

  • Bioinformatics Analyst
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Biological Database Specialist
  • Instructor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Societal Issues in Biotechnology

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics

  • Bioprocessing and the Business of Biotechnology

  • Techniques of Biotechnology

  • Foundations of Project Management

  • Statistical Processes for Biotechnology

  • Advanced Bioinformatics

  • Relational Database Systems

  • Java for Biotechnology Applications

  • Systems Level Approaches in Bioinformatics

  • Data Structures and Algorithms

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.


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.

Our partners

Biotechnology: Bioinformatics
University of Maryland Global Campus


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!