M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

12 months
28980 USD/year
28980 USD/year
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The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute will prepare you to become a truly interdisciplinary scientist with expertise in computer science, informatics, and statistics on the one hand, and life sciences on the other.


Key Features

While other schools offer Bioinformatics as a concentration within a Biology program, WPI’s BCB department draws equally from three disciplines—Biology, Computer Science, and Mathematics. In the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, you will become versed in each and specialize in one, working alongside expert researchers to translate staggering volumes of biological data into new knowledge and uncover meaningful ways to improve health care and the environment.

Through our well-rounded curriculum, you will be expected to develop a base of knowledge In Biology, Computer Science, and Mathematics, but how you do so is up to you—choose courses from virology to environmental challenges; design of software systems to artificial intelligence; and Bayesian statistics to regression analysis.

You can also take unique interdisciplinary courses in topics including biovisualization, biomedical database mining, simulation in biology, and statistical methods in genetics and bioinformatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
165 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
  • Application fee of $70
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study are required
  • GRE: Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni. There are no minimum GRE scores, but the average for admitted students is typically 150 verbal, 165 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical
  • Statement of purpose
  • TOEFL / IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

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    28980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Worcester

1100 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

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


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