Masters in Medical Sciences Concentrations

Master's in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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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 Professional Science Master’s Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology was initiated at USF in 2001. This 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 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. This broad theoretical background is further enhanced by the practical training, directed research, and internships.

The rigorous nature of the program allows students to demonstrate their full academic ability for future graduate programs or employment opportunities. As a result, graduates of the Bioinformatics Program at USF are finding themselves in industrial settings or continue their education pursuing PhD programs, dental schools, medical schools, pharmacy schools, veterinary schools or other professional programs. For students seeking a bioinformatics degree in Florida, the USF Master’s program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology will be the perfect fit.

Our program is actively recruiting motivated domestic and international students interested in gaining a broad theoretical background and building essential research and communication skills. With its plentiful on-campus courses, our curriculum is friendly not only to the domestic students, but also to the students studying with international visas. Interested students are encouraged to contact the program Director, Prof. Vladimir N. Uversky, via e-mail: vuversky@usf.edu.

Accreditation:
Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

Curriculum

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.

This program is designed to be completed with full time enrollment in one year. The full curriculum for the Master's in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program can be found in the Graduate Catalog. 

Graduate Catalog

Contact Us

Admissions and general information, please contact:
Email: biomed@usf.edu

Program Director/Advisor:
Dr. Vladimir Uversky
Email: vuversky@usf.edu

 

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How to Apply 

The Master's in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is offered by the Molecular Medicine department within the Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and will be available for full-time and part-time enrollment. Students can apply for Fall, Spring, or Summer. 

Admission requirements and application deadlines can be found in the graduate catalog at the links below.  

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Steps to Apply 

  1. Submit a Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Pay the $30 application fee. 
  3. Submit the required documents. Most documents can be uploaded directly in the application portal. 
    • GRE School Code - 5828

Please note that the Science GPA calculator is not a requirement for Bioinformatics applicants.

Official transcripts should be sent to the following address below, or electronically to gradadmissions@usf.edu

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions - Graduate
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620-6900 

A Note for International Students

International students must submit proof of English language proficiency and a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from a NACES accredited evaluation service.

Accepted evaluation services include, but are not limited to:

  • World Education Services
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • Academic Evaluation Services
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

A copy of the original document that was evaluated and an English translation (if applicable) must be included with the evaluation.