Earn a Graduate Degree that Makes an Impact
15 Months – 2.5 Years
30 Credit Hours
$1,220 per Credit Hour
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Gain the Skills to Advance in your Bioinformatics Career
Brandeis University’s online master’s degree in bioinformatics prepares you for an impactful career in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and biomedical research. Blending programming skills with real-world knowledge from expert faculty, our rigorous online program prepares you to decipher biological data to draw conclusions that make a difference. Choose our fast-track option to earn your degree in 15 months—no programming experience is required.
- No GRE/GMAT required
- Fast-track option available
- Small class sizes
- Courses taught by practicing professionals at the top of their field
- No programming experience required
“When I was searching for a bioinformatics program, Brandeis immediately caught my attention. The curriculum not only offered courses that were relevant to my current occupation, but also a range of other bioinformatics applications that piqued my interest. The program’s online learning format allows me to complete the degree at my own pace. This makes it an ideal fit for a full-time working professional like me.”– Nyjil Hayward, 2024
Become a Bioinformatics Leader through Focused Curriculum
30 Total Credits
Learn from expert faculty who hold weekly office hours to build relationships and ensure understanding. Our courses cover programming skills alongside life science topics, allowing our graduates to stand out in the field of bioinformatics.
- Biomedical Statistics
- Molecular Biology, Genetics and Disease
- Bioinformatics Scripting and Databases with Python
Start Your Journey to a Bioinformatics Master’s Degree
Application Deadline 12/18/2023
Start Date 01/10/2024
Start your application process with the support of the Brandeis team. During the application process, your enrollment counselor will answer questions, help you meet application deadlines and connect you with faculty in our master’s in bioinformatics program.
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|Prerequisite Degree||You must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.|
Those applying to the online bioinformatics program should have completed undergraduate-level coursework in:
International students must satisfy additional admissions requirements to be admitted to our MS in Bioinformatics.
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You are exempt from this if you meet one of the following conditions:
|Course Evaluation||If you earned your degree outside the United States, you must submit your records (official transcripts/mark sheets) for a course-by-course evaluation by either Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) of Madison, Wisconsin, or World Education Services (WES) of New York, New York. Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.|
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College is a huge investment. We are committed to providing accelerated higher educational experiences that offer a return on your investment. We guide each student through the financial aid process and offer tuition discounts and convenient payment plans for eligible students.
|Cost per Credit Hour||$1,220|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|Total Estimated Cost||$36,600|
|Additional Fees||$500 enrollment deposit (paid when offer is accepted and goes toward cost of course)|
|Other Costs to Budget For||The estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks and supplies.|
Brandeis welcomes active military, veterans and their spouses. We are a proud Yellow Ribbon School. Our military students and their families receive a 15% tuition discount. Speak with your enrollment counselor for more information.
Financial Aid Opportunities
With the help of our team, you’ll learn about financial aid eligibility so that you can make sound financial decisions while achieving your career goals. Your financial aid options may include federal loans provided through the FAFSA.Tuition Details
Pursue In-Demand Bioinformatics Careers
Advance in a field that has a significant impact on society. The importance of roles in bioinformatics was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic when vaccine development and medical insights became vital in our everyday lives. The skills you earn in our master’s program will prepare you to make a difference in an impactful field. Our graduates work for companies such as Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and AstraZeneca.
Top Jobs for Bioinformatics Graduates
Director of Bioinformatics $156,133 per year1
Biochemist $102,270 per year2
Our in-depth program ensures that you feel confident presenting concepts to multidisciplinary teams and graduate prepared to make a real difference through biological data and leadership. The blend of technical and real-world knowledge shared in the program leads to a well-rounded understanding of bioinformatics.
What You’ll Learn
- Process, clean, store, analyze and model large volumes of biological data from multiple sources.
- Independently and collaboratively provide insights into complex biological systems through data synthesis, experimental design and application of a range of computational biology approaches.
- Effectively communicate and present bioinformatics concepts to multidisciplinary project teams.
Meet the Experienced Bioinformatics Faculty
The MS in Bioinformatics course content is shaped by leaders in the field. Our curriculum is taught by faculty who are active professionals in bioinformatics. Instructors bring real-world experiences to their classrooms and customize courses for online delivery. To learn more about the master’s in bioinformatics faculty, visit our faculty page.
Alan Cheng, PhD, Program Chair of Bioinformatics
Alan Cheng, PhD, is a senior director of chemistry, modeling, and informatics at Merck Research Labs in South San Francisco, California, where he works on the discovery of new medicines for cardiac-metabolic diseases and oncology. His research interests include computer-aided drug design and biological sequence-structure relationships. He received a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, and undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Bold Leaders in Online Learning
Brandeis University has online education down to a science with decades of experience. Our faculty members, who are trained to teach online, create and refresh courses infused with best practices to optimize your learning experience. The platform is virtual, but the connections are real.Discover Brandeis Online