M.S. Student Resources

Resources for MS Students


Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator directly for a list of companies who are currently hiring Bioinformatics interns.

Create a profile on Handshake to access internship postings.

• Registration Form

• Course Adjustment Form

Petition for Approval of Credits for Transfer

• Bioinformatics Program Petition Form Use this form to use one course in lieu of another or to request a waiver for requirement. Please be sure to attach any relevant course descriptions.

Additional Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Procedures and Forms 

BU Bioinformatics Program Merit Scholarships

Tuition assistance is available to master’s students in the form of Merit Scholarships, which provide partial tuition to five full-time MS students. These scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and do not require a separate application. These awards are made to both international students and U.S. citizens who have demonstrated excellent academic ability and who have demonstrated enthusiasm and knowledge in the field of Bioinformatics.

Additional Resources


Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center (PSC) offers stress management, relaxation training, assertiveness training, anger management, as well as treatment for problems such as adjustment disorders, test or performance anxiety, difficulties in attention and concentration, and insomnia.  The staff can be reached at 617-353-9610 and the office is located on the 6th floor at 648 Beacon Street.


Student Accommodations

Accommodations and support services are available to ensure that students have access to academic, social, cultural and recreational programs.  Available services include auxiliary aids such as sign-language interpreters, exam accommodations, note taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology.  Strategic Education Services (SES) are available for students with conditions that may affect academic progress on a continuing basis, including ADHD, head injuries, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual’s diagnosis and documented needs. SES is a free, individualized, one-to-one weekly strategy session, where an individual’s skills are developed in several areas, including organization, test taking, interpersonal skills and self-advocacy.

Please visit the Disability Services website to learn more about services available for specific disabilities, or contact the office by email at access@bu.edu. You can also contact Caroline Lyman in the Bioinformatics Program at clyman@bu.edu with any questions or concerns you may have regarding support services.

Campus Accessibility

View a campus map to locate accessible parking areas, audible crosswalk signals, TTY/TDD payphones, as well as curb cuts and building wheelchair accessible entrances at BU Maps or head over to the T Access Guide for information on the MBTA.