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Our bioinformatics non thesis masters 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. Graduates are employed by:
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- University of Pennsylvania
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Merck Research Laboratories
Courses cost $1,000 per credit. This non thesis masters program requires 34 credits to complete, and can be completed in about two years. Part-time students may take up to five years to complete the program. No GRE is needed to apply.
What Sets Us Apart?
- As the first Bioinformatics program in the Philadelphia area, and one of the first in the country, our core curriculum covers all of the major topics in bioinformatics, including molecular evolution,
phylogenetics, statistics, data mining techniques, and microarray and high-throughput
- Flexible scheduling means convenience for working professional, with most classes held in the evening.
- Dive deep into your areas of interest with elective courses in virology, immunology, pharmacogenomics, computer-aided drug
design, and other fields, with classroom study reinforced by laboratory and special
- Enjoy individual faculty attention and collaboration with peers from other departments and disciplines.
- Gain valuable experience with hands-on research opportunities.
- Classroom study, laboratory work, and special projects correspond to enhance foundational knowledge.
Program Director’s Message
Biochemistry Lab Positively Reacts to Passionate High School Intern
October 11, 2019
When nearing summer break, most high school sophomores are looking forward to taking time off from classwork and studying, but Emily Shang isn't like most of her peers. Instead of taking a couple months off, she searched the biographies of local professors with interesting lab work before landing on Zhihong Wang PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
Chemistry PhD Student James Gamrat Realizes Passion for Academia
July 18, 2019
Gamrat, who hopes to work at a University as a professor with his own research lab, has found success working in the chemistry department and various labs during his time as a PhD student at USciecnes.
Biochemistry Student Gains Experience at Coveted Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Internship
July 16, 2019
Chosen as one of eighteen undergraduates from among more than 850 applicants, Blake Nelson BC'20 is gaining hands-on experience at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where eight Nobel laureates have contributed to major discoveries in science.
World-Class Polymers Researchers Meet at USciences for New Conference
June 26, 2019
For the life sciences industry, polymers might be a game changer. From changing the way we think about medication delivery to discovering new materials for implants, experts brought their ideas to USciences in May for a two-day symposium entitled "Polymers in Life Sciences" where they explored the vast possibilities.
Ursinus College, USciences Sign Affiliation Agreement
June 25, 2019
Ursinus grads can pursue advanced degrees in one of 12 USciences graduate programs
Zhijun Li, PhD
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