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Program Information

Application Procedures for the Bioinformatics Master's Program: Click here!

Bioinformatics is a discipline that combines the knowledge and applications of biology with the tools and techniques of computer science. The Professional Science Master's degree in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is designed to provide students with a high-quality training and education that prepares them for careers in science, industry and health care. The program’s curriculum has been designed accordingly and provides the theoretical background, practical training and, with the completion of the required internship, the “real-life” experience to pursue these goals. The Bioinformatics Program has been developed to provide a novel interdisciplinary and concentrated program of study that is designed for students interested in either industrial applications or future doctoral or professional programs. The Program integrates several disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, epidemiology, biostatistics, and biomedical engineering to provide a solid educational foundation. The rigorous Program allows students to demonstrate their full academic ability for future graduate programs or employment opportunities. The required and elective Program courses integrate modern teaching methods with extensive student participation, and are designed to improve the students’ oral presentation and writing skills that are critical to their future professional development.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. The Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program has also been recognized as a “Professional Science Master’s Program” by the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools.


Summer Semester (6 credits)
GMS 7930 Python Programming for Bioinformatics, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Principles of Biochemistry & Genetics, (3 credits)

Fall Semester (14 credits)
GMS 6012 Basic Medical Genetics, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Bioinformatics I&II, (4 credits)
BSC 6932 Computational Biology (3 credits)
MAT 5932/MAT4930 Combinatorics & Graph Theory, (3 credits)
GMS 6061 Responsible Research, (1 credit)

Spring Semester (12 credits)
PHC 6050 Biostatistics I, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Applied Bioinformatics, (3 credits)
1 Elective, (3 credits)
1 Elective, (3 credits)

Summer Semester (4 credits)
BCH 6942/3 Bioinformatics Internship, (4-6 credits)

Admission Requirements

The USF Bioinformatics Master's Program is administrated by the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Morsani College of Medicine and will be available for full-time and part-time enrollment, for admission in fall, spring or summer. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

Application materials should be sent directly to the program (NOT to the Office of Graduate Admissions). Applicants should use the following address:

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 7
Tampa, Florida 33612-4799

While the program is designed to serve students with various backgrounds such as biology, mathematics, computer sciences, some basic training in biochemistry, genetics and programing is strongly recommended.


Domestic Students
Internat. Stud. inside/outside US:

Domestic Students
Internat. Stud. inside/outside US:

Domestic Students
Internat. Stud. inside/outside US:

June 1
June 1 / May 1

October 15
October 15 / September 15

February 15
February 15 / January 15


Admissions and general information, please contact:
Michael Ramsamooj
Academic Services Administrator

Program Director/Advisor:
Dr. Vladimir Uverskyr 



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