Bioinformatics is a discipline that combines the knowledge and applications of biology with the tools and techniques of computer science. The Master’s Program 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, which are critical to their future professional development. For students seeking a bioinformatics degree in Florida, the USF Master’s Program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology will be the perfect fit.
The USF Bioinformatics Master's Program is offered out of the Molecular Medicine department within the Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and will be available for full-time and part-time enrollment, for admission in fall, spring or summer. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
Complete and submit a USF Graduate School Application.
What we will need from you:
A detailed description of the required supporting documents can be found here.
Please note that the Science GPA calculator is not a requirement for Bioinformatics applicants.
In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must also submit the documents listed below. Unofficial copies can be used for admissions review, but final admission will not be granted until official documents are received and processed by the Office of Admissions.
The requirement for proof of English language proficiency can be waived if:
Please review the Office of Admissions website for full details of specific requirements for international students.