Application Procedures for the Bioinformatics Master's Program: Click here!
Bioinformatics is a discipline that combines the
knowledge and applications of biology with the tools and
techniques of computer science. The Masterís Program in
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is designed to
provide students with a high-quality training and education
that prepares them for careers in science, industry and
health care. The programís curriculum has been designed
accordingly and provides the theoretical background,
practical training and, with the completion of the required
internship, the ďreal-lifeĒ experience to pursue these
goals. The Bioinformatics Program has been developed to
provide a novel interdisciplinary and concentrated program
of study that is designed for students interested in either
industrial applications or future doctoral or professional
programs. The Program integrates several disciplines,
including biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics,
genomics, mathematics, computer science, engineering,
epidemiology, biostatistics, and biomedical engineering to
provide a solid educational foundation. The rigorous
Program allows students to demonstrate their full
academic ability for future graduate programs or
employment opportunities. The required and elective
Program courses integrate modern teaching methods with
extensive student participation, and are designed to
improve the studentsí oral presentation and writing skills
that are critical to their future professional development.
Fall Semester (13 credits)
GMS 7930 Basic Principles of Molecular Medicine Sec I & II, (4 credits)
PHC 6050 Biostatistics I, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Applied Bioinformatics, (3 credits)
Elective, (3 credits)
PHC 6051 Biostatistics II, (3 credits)
BCH 6942 Bioinformatics Internship, (4-6 credits)
BSC 6437 Biotechnology and Bioethics, (3 credits)
Admission Requirements / Applying
The USF Bioinformatics Master's Program is administrated by the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Morsani College of Medicine and will be available for full-time and part-time enrollment, for admission in fall, spring or summer. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
A Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Prior training in biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology
A minimum GRE test score of at least 1000 (verbal and quantitative), or MCAT 20 pt.
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Application Fee $30
GRE School Code: 5828
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What we will need from you:
Official GRE/MCAT Scores
Complete transcripts of undergraduate work and any previous graduate work
Two letters of recommendation
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Statement of purpose, indicating how the program would suit the student's interests and serve his/her professional goals
Foreign applicants who reside outside the U.S. are required to meet the international application deadline for admission and apply for a visa. An applicant who already resides in the U.S. on a visa may use the application deadline for domestic students.
The "Course-by-Course" evaluated transcripts serves two roles, first, to put all students on the same grading scale so we can equally assess all applicants, second, to verify that the student received a degree from a regionally accredited institution.