Bioinformatics Master's Program

Explore a Master's in Bioinformatics with Part-time and Full-time Course Study Options

Marquette University's M.S. in Bioinformatics program is an ideal fit for students with undergraduate degrees with biology, medical science, mathematics, engineering, or computer science. This Master's program is offered jointly with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) for an improved, convenient curriculum. The entire program consists of either 30 credits with a thesis or 36 credits with a short essay.

We offer classes both during the day and in the evenings with both full- and part-time options available. Whether you are a new college graduate or a working professional looking to advance your career, our program can fit your needs.

A Joint Program with the Medical College of Wisconsin

Through the joint program with the Medical College of Wisconsin, students take classes at our Milwaukee campus and a few miles away at MCW. This provides students greater access to coursework, faculty, facilities, equipment and research opportunities at both institutions.

MCW's partnerships with renowned medical facilities like Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin give students a hands-on experience only available through this unique program. Students in the joint program are also able to form networks that can be helpful in the job market.

Career Preparation

This program prepares students for a multidisciplinary career in the biomedical sciences using mathematics, statistics and computer science. Our curriculum combines biology and computer science classes. Our graduates have gone on to work in medical schools and the pharmaceutical industry. Some students also choose to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation.

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Application Deadline

The priority deadline for review of applications is Feb. 15 for the master's program for the following fall term. After the priority admission deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space permits.

Application Requirements

  • Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
  • A completed application form and fee online.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
  • An essay outlining relevant work experience or education, career goals, possible areas of interest, and reasons for seeking admission to this program.
  • Three letters of reference from professors or professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities, academic work and/or professional background.
  • For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency. A recent GRE score is strongly recommended.

No merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available for this program, but private scholarships may be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may also be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses.

Ready to learn more about Marquette's Bioinformatics graduate program? 

Request more information now or schedule an on-campus visit.

Graduate Program Recruiter

Tim Carter

(414) 288-7139

Visit the MSCS department web page or visit the Medical College of Wisconsin Bioinformatics program page for more details and information about faculty and coursework. 

Visit the MSCS department web page or visit the Medical College of Wisconsin Bioinformatics program page for more details and information about faculty and coursework. 

Primary Faculty:

Anne Clough (Co-Director) - MSCS at MU
Daniel Rowe - MSCS at MU
Serdar Bozdag - MSCS at MU
Mehdi Maadooliat - MSCS at MU
Leah Solberg-Woods (Co-Director) - Human and Molecular Genetics Center at MCW

Marquette University Associated Faculty (MU):

Allison Abbott - Biological Sciences
James Anderson - Biological Sciences 
Naveen Bansal - MSCS
Stephen Merrill - MSCS
Elaine Spiller - MSCS

Medical College of Wisconsin Associated Faculty:

Allen Cowley - Chair of Physiology
Andrew Greene - Physiology
Howard Jacob - Chair of Genetics, Head of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center
Aoy Mitchell - Surgery 
Mary Shimoyama - Surgery

Elizabeth Worthey - Human and Molecular Genetics Center