Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (SABI)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

ABSTRACT

The Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology provides education in the theory and practice of the major current areas in the field including biological problem contexts, mathematical and statistical foundations, computational approaches, communication, and ethical, privacy and legal considerations. In addition to the fundamentals of bioinformatics and computational biology, the program covers relevant probability and statistics, data structures and algorithms, and machine learning. The program consists of 30-credit course work and is a non-thesis MS program.

CONTACT

Science Academy
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

3400 A.V. Williams
8223 Paint Branch Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Email: scienceacademy@umd.edu
Phone: 301.405.9101

Website: https://cmns.umd.edu/graduate/science-academy/data-science/masters

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Recommendation (1 optional)
  • CV/Resume
  • Description of Research/Work Experience
  • Prior Coursework: Prior coursework establishing quantitative ability (i.e. calculus, linear algebra, basic statistics etc.).
  • Proficiency in programming languages: Proficiency in programming languages, demonstrated either through prior programming coursework or substantial software development experience.
Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents June 14, 2024 N/A
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants March 15, 2024 N/A

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: https://cmns.umd.edu/graduate/science-academy/data-science/masters
Application Process: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions