Bioinformatics, MS - Costs & Financial Aid

Institutional Funding

A USciences education is a long-term investment, and institutional funding may help offset the cost of your degree. Our knowledgeable Financial Aid Office staff members are here to help you with the process and discuss your options.

Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship

Purpose of Fellowship: Established in 2016 by Dr. Kathleen Mayes, P’76, PharmD’78, former Interim President of USciences, this fellowship is intended to support graduate students in their pursuit of select master’s and PhD degree or certificate programs.

Eligibility: New graduate students in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Writing, Chemistry, Health Psychology, Pharmacognosy and the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business.

Funding: Each student will receive an award amount that reduces per registered credit hour costs to $1000.

For information about this fellowship opportunity contact Graduate Admissions at

Costs for Students Entering Fall 2018

Tuition and Fees †

$1,676/credit*, billed each semester
* Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship to reduce tuition rate to $1,000 per credit

University-sponsored Student Health Insurance – Plan Premium * ^


Room and Board *

$15,738 (estimated based on double room occupancy for fall and spring)

† Tuition and Fees for these students are frozen at this level for duration of their program

* Room, board and health insurance costs are subject to change annually. Amounts shown are 2017-18 costs.

^ Enrollment required of all full-time students without equivalent health insurance coverage.

The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.


Zhijun Li, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 219


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