Study bioinformatics where it started.
An MS with a great ROI
of our alumni are employed in the field
different internship placements
of our alumni live in the Boston area
average starting salary with an MS in Bioinformatics
The BU Master of Science in Bioinformatics
Prepare for cutting-edge industry positions in bioinformatics, data analysis, and computational biology, or for further study at the doctoral level. The program offers great flexibility—you can enroll full-time and earn your degree in as little as 12 months or opt for part-time studies.
Students must complete 32 credits, which consist of core courses plus a choice of advanced electives, which include machine learning, data science, cancer biology and many others. Students demonstrate mastery of the core subject matter through the completion of a 400-hour internship project.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Boston University is a pioneer in bioinformatics.
Our MS program, the first of its kind, was founded in 1999 and remains one of the most respected in the world. We’ve developed a rigorous program flexible enough for pursuing your specific interests, with training in science, engineering, medicine, and ethics of 21st-century cell biology.
The results speak for themselves.
We remain among the top bioinformatics programs with alumni in great demand—98% are employed in the field, 70% of them in the Boston area. It’s no coincidence we also have 100% internship sourcing with positions at more than 100 labs, hospitals, universities, and biotech companies. Among them: BIO-RAD, Boston Childrens Hospital, Finch Therapeutics, Genentech, Illumina, Merck and Takeda.
Tuition assistance is available
to full-time students through merit scholarships and diversity fellowships, which provide partial tuition and require no separate application.
You’ll be part of a dynamic group.
The bioinformatics student body is a diverse, close-knit group both academically and socially. You’re bound to share interests with many of them and you can count on them for support both during your time at BU and throughout your career.
You’ll live and study in Boston.
It’s a revolutionary city, full of history and diversity with international connections. It also happens to be the hub of the biotechnology industry.
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