Bioinformatics (MS)

Bioinformatics (MS)

MS in Bioinformatics

The Master of Science in Bioinformatics program produces highly trained students who are prepared to directly contribute to the pharmaceutical, biological and/or biomedical research fields. Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field that develops and uses computational tools to investigate and analyze complex biological, biomedical, and biochemical systems. The goal of the field is to analyze large biological data sets generated in the lab or clinic for ways to enhance our understanding of biology and to develop better diagnostic, prognostic and treatment methods. A major goal of our program is to provide hands-on experience so students use the skills they learn towards real-world research questions. This includes advanced training in theory and laboratory settings to allow students to diversify into other biomedical research fields.

Program Requirements


The program includes two tracks, both requiring 30 total credit hours. Each has different course and graduation exit requirements.

  • Thesis Track: Students in the thesis track must take 12 additional credits of restricted electives and the 6-credit thesis sequence or 9 additional credits of restricted electives and the 9-credit thesis sequence.
  • Non-Thesis Track: Students choosing the non-thesis track must take 18 additional credits of restricted electives, 6 credits of which must be classified as project intensive.


Rowan University undergraduates majoring in the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics program can apply to Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (4+1) Program, allowing them to earn both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in five years.

 To apply for the MS program, go to the Rowan Global MS Bioinformatics website.

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