Master of Science in the Field of Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry

The MS in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry has a Biochemistry track and a Bioinformatics track. The program provides schedule flexibility (classes are held in the late afternoons and evenings), options to choose between thesis or non-thesis tracks and between a 1-year or a 2-year program. It combines a rigorous and up-to-date curriculum with hands-on experience in a myriad of laboratories and research initiatives, and allows students to partially create their own program by offering a diverse elective courses pool. The program includes students coming from many countries, and our graduates have gone on to successfully pursue many career paths. In addition, the Institute of Biomedical Sciences offers a PhD track in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

Required
BIOC 6221Proteins, Pathways, and Human Health
BIOC 6222Biochemical Genetics and Medicine
BIOC 6223Bioinformatics
BIOC 6227Biochemistry Seminar (taken twice for a total of 2 credits)
Required for bioinformatics track
BIOC 6236Medical Genomics
BIOC 6237Proteomics and Biomarkers
BIOC 6240Next Generation Sequencing
Required for biochemistry track
BIOC 6224Molecular Biology and Protein Methods
BIOC 6260Analytic Methods for Lipids and Carbohydrates
Electives and thesis
Non-thesis option: 13 credits in elective courses.
Thesis option: BIOC 6998, BIOC 6999, and 7 credits in elective courses.

Students who wish to pursue the thesis option should contact the departent for details.