Master of Science in Bioinformatics
The Master of Science in Bioinformatics is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree designed with the concept of training science professionals as part of the national effort in developing PSM degrees to enhance our future economy through promoting innovations in science and technology. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science that offers unique opportunities for individuals with diverse backgrounds to learn and collaborate with others. There is an increasing demand for well-trained bioinformatics professionals capable of developing computational tools integrated with experimentation for solving complex biological problems. In addition to required coursework, students attend the weekly bioinformatics colloquium series, with research seminars and professional training workshops, and complete an internship at a bioinformatics company or research institution. Training areas include genomics data analysis, molecular modeling, and online database development, preparing graduates for various technical fields in agriculture, biodiversity and environmental science, cancer research, drug design, genetic and infectious diseases, and health data management.