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Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Integrated knowledge from biological, computational, and mathematical disciplines creates a unique professional perspective, preparing graduates to play pivotal roles in today's cutting-edge life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. The MS in Bioinformatics curriculum combines biology, computer science, and information technology with real-world experience that will give you the skills necessary to excel in this field. As bioinformatics continues to evolve, informed professionals like you will not only shape the discipline but will also use it to make a difference in our world.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Use core knowledge of bioinformatics programming in research and practical settings
  • Integrate biological, computational, and mathematical knowledge in analysis
  • Analyze and understand large amounts of biomedical data for genome sequencing, among other applications

Take Your Skills to the Next Level with a Master of Science in Bioinformatics

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"As a data analyst, I can utilize the skills I learned during my co-op at Molina Healthcare and from the bioinformatics curriculum at Northeastern
University. The analytical tools I have learned in this program have helped launch my professional career.” - Brittany Betts, MS Bioinformatics

Entry terms

Fall & Spring

Course delivery

Online or on campus (Boston, Oakland, Portland, and Toronto)

Application deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1

Experience-powered learning

Complete either a 4-8 month co-op work experience or participate in an industry-based independent project, providing an invaluable opportunity to gain professional training within the commercial sector.

Program Benefits

Join a flexible, customizable program with online classes and six available concentrations. Gain real-world work experience through a six-month co-op position.

Our Six Concentrations:

  • Bioinformatics Enterprise*
  • Biotechnology*
  • Data Analytics
  • Omics*
  • Health Informatics
  • Medical Health Informatics

*These are the only concentrations that are offered on all campuses

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.? ?

Our global university system provides our community and academic, government, and industry partners with unique opportunities to think locally and act globally. The system—which includes 13 campuses across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 300,000-plus alumni, and 3,000 partners worldwide—serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.

Northeastern’s personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our campuses. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.

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