Bioinformatics and Genomics

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Bioinformatics and Genomics

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Success Is in Our DNA

Jump start your career in this rapidly growing, high-demand field, by applying computer science and statistics to solve big-data problems in biology, biotechnology, and precision medicine. Harness the power of genomic data science to improve human health and facilitate biological discovery and innovation. 

Our accelerated bioinformatics master's program brings together learners from diverse scientific backgrounds into a cohort-based learning model that will fast track you from classroom to career. Learn how to apply algorithmic logic, statistical methods, and biological concepts within a team, while honing your professional skills during your first 9 months in our fast-paced, immersive training program. Next, apply your skills in the real-world during your paid, 9-month internship. By graduation, you will have relevant work experience, a foot in the door, and a professional network of alumni and program staff to support you.  Your path towards an exciting career as a bioinformatician begins today!

98%
Students who have completed 9-month
paid internships since 1998
$74,500
average annualized internship
compensation for offers in past year
90%
graduates who are employed in their field
within three months
Bioinformatics student

What is bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics is data science applied to biology. This interdisciplinary field intersects biology, computer science, and statistics. A bioinformatician’s work happens primarily at the computer, and includes the management and analysis of big data. Due to the nature of the work, many bioinformaticians enjoy flexible work hours and have the option to work remotely.

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2021 BGMP Cohort

The 2021-22 interview season has yielded six new partnerships and a total of 16 internship locations for all 25 students in the bioinformatics program.

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Genomics in Action

More than 200 participants connected virtually for the 2022 Genomics in Action (GIA) conference. The event featured the work of 16 guest speakers, an alumni panel, and virtual research poster sessions with current program students.

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Lionel interview

Master’s students in the materials science tracks interviewed for 9-month paid internships, a cornerstone of the program. Within 2 weeks of interviews, 98% of participating students received competitive employment offers, with an average annual compensation of $66,200.

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