bioinformatics

Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Specializations

N/A

Program Description

This interdisciplinary program is jointly offered by Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin. The program prepares students for a multidisciplinary career in the biomedical sciences using mathematics, statistics and computer science. It is designed to provide students quantitative tools for analyzing data and problems associated with molecular, cellular, physiological and particularly, genetic systems. Students may select courses from a list of approved courses offered by the following departments at Marquette: Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; and Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, courses are offered by the Department of Physiology and the Division of Biostatistics at Medical College of Wisconsin. The program meets the needs of recent undergraduates seeking an advanced degree as well as employed professionals interested in opportunities for career advancement. Students may pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Many courses are offered evenings.

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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.

Application Deadline

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

Financial Aid

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.