Bioinformatics, MS

Our program features a comprehensive core curriculum and cross-disciplinary training in data collection and analysis, preparing you for a future at the intersection of computer science and biology. USciences graduates enjoy careers as information technologists in science-driven environments and as specialists in database design, bioinformatics, or chemical and medical informatics.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Our core curriculum covers all of the major topics in bioinformatics, including molecular evolution, phylogenetics, statistics, data mining techniques, and microarray and high-throughput sequencing technology.
  2. Enjoy individual faculty attention and collaboration with peers from other departments and disciplines.
  3. Dive deep into your areas of interest with elective courses in virology, immunology, pharmacogenomics, computer-aided drug design, and other fields.
  4. Gain valuable experience with hands-on research opportunities.
  5. Classroom study, laboratory work, and special projects correspond to enhance foundational knowledge.
  6. Flexible scheduling lets you adjust the program to fit your lifestyle.

At University of the Sciences, our bioinformatics master’s program provides a solid foundation for these careers, with the cross-disciplinary training you need to understand all aspects of collecting, assembling, and analyzing data.

The core curriculum covers:

  • Bioinformatic genomics, methods, and applications
  • Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Probability and statistics
  • Microarray and high-throughput sequencing technology
  • Web and database development
  • Algorithms and data mining techniques

You can delve deeper in your area of interest through elective courses in virology, immunology, pharmacogenomics, computer-aided drug design, and other fields. Your classroom study is reinforced by laboratory and special project work.

Like all of our students, you’ll benefit from individual faculty attention, hands-on research opportunities, collaboration with peers from other departments and disciplines, and flexible scheduling.

Program Director’s Message

Randy Zauhar
Randy J. Zauhar, PhD
Graduate Program Director for Bioinformatics
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Randy J. Zauhar, PhD
Program Director

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Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 222


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495