Master of Science in Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics degree seeks to provide students with core knowledge in bioinformatics programming, integrating knowledge from the biological, computational, and mathematical disciplines
Employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, the fastest of any education level. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
A master’s degree holder can expect to earn an average of 20 percent more than someone who has only earned their bachelor’s degree. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).
94% of graduates of the MS in Bioinformatics at Northeastern University have found employment within six months of graduation for the last three years (Northeastern Graduate Programs Blog).
Earn your Master's in Bioinformatics
The Master of Science (MS) in Bioinformatics seeks to provide students with core knowledge in bioinformatics programming, integrating knowledge from the biological, computational, and mathematical disciplines. Upon completion, students are equipped to apply bioinformatics and computational methods to biological problems. Students in the MS program have the opportunity to gain professional work experience via co-op.
The program consists of core course work in computational methods, programming, and statistics, enhanced by electives in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular modeling, web development, database design and management, data mining, and other related topics.
- 2-3 years
- Full-time & part-time offerings
How to Apply
Learn more about the application process and requirements here.
Tuition is $53,800 (This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2020-2021 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition.)
We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.
- Fall Domestic: August 1st
- Spring Domestic: December 1st
- Fall International: June 1st
- Spring International: October 1st
- International currently on a F1 visa in the US:
- Fall: July 15th
- Spring: October 31st
- Online application
- Application fee
- All transcripts
- Personal statement
- 2 letters of recommendation
- GRE scores are recommended but not required
- Proof of English proficiency for all applicants
Fall 2021 Bioinformatics Graduate level courses
Instructor: Stefan Kaluziak
Instructor: Christine Briggs
Instructor: Christa Dhimo
Instructor: Chesley Leslin
Instructor: Stefan Kaluziak
Instructor: Sophine Clachar
Instructor: Sahar Mirzaee
Delve into your future career path on co-op
Students in the MS in Bioinformatics program gain real-world knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence during a three- or six-month graduate co-op in industry or academia. As a recognized leader in experiential learning and a trusted source of high-caliber students, Northeastern enjoys relationships with more than 3,000 public- and private-sector employers on seven continents. Recent bioinformatics co-op partners have included:
- Broad Institute
- Harvard Medical School
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Earning a degree at Northeastern opens the door to a network of more than 275,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and global nongovernmental organizations. As a result, our community expands continents, furthering our commitment to global, lifelong connections. Learn more here.