24 months
30906 USD/year
30906 USD/year
11700 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Handling and analyzing large amounts of data continues to be an urgent need in genomic science. Bioinformatics emerged in response to this need. The Master in Bioinformatics at North Carolina State University includes methods to analyze extremely large data sets of genomic information such as DNA sequences and expression from DNA microassays.


Key facts

The Master in Bioinformatics at North Carolina State University will focus on all quantitative aspects of genomic science—mathematical, statistical and computational analysis.

Theoretical research will focus on applications of genomic data in areas such as:

  • human identification for forensic and parentage issues
  • varietal protection of plants
  • detection of genes affecting disease and those affecting economic traits in plants and animals
  • prediction and determination of the structure of proteins
  • gene discovery
  • sequence alignment
  • characterization of functional and structural domains in DNA sequences
  • reconstruction of the evolutionary history of modern species
  • characterization of the structure of human and other populations
  • quantification of the extent of genetic diversity in natural and domesticated species.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Functional Genomics
  • Genomics Journal Club
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Methods for Molecular Biology
  • Experimental Statistics
  • Bioinformatics Consulting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement (you may also include a CV or resume)
  • All Transcripts (originals are not required for application purposes)
  • GRE scores
  • Three Recommendations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30906 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30906 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30906 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Raleigh

1085 - 1853 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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