Buck, Dr. Gregory A.
Director, Bioinformatics Programs
Admission requirements summary
Bioinformatics, Master of (M.Bin.)
International students requiring temporary U.S. visas should apply by April 1 for fall admission, Oct. 1 for spring admission or Feb. 1 for summer admission.
The Master of Bioinformatics (M.Bin) represents a new type of master’s degree, the professional science master’s, which is increasingly popular with students and industry employers. The M.Bin. is designed primarily for the entrepreneurial student seeking an accelerated master’s program that blends comprehensive course work, significant but reduced research experience and a professional externship. The centerpiece of the M.Bin. option is the opportunity to extern for a full summer at an academic, government or industry location. While this degree prepares students for a variety of careers in the life sciences, it should be particularly attractive to students interested in entry-level positions in industry.
Student learning outcomes
- Oral communication skills: The candidate will demonstrate the achievement of an appropriate level of oral communication skills with respect to the content, organization, logical flow, presentation and appropriate use of language incorporating the use of visual aids, as measured by rubric.
- Written communication skills: The candidate will demonstrate the achievement of an appropriate level of written communication skill with respect to grammar, syntax, spelling and use of vocabulary to effectively present information including the use of figures, tables and citations as measured by rubric.
- Experimental design competency: The candidate will demonstrate the achievement of an appropriate level of competence in the ability to appraise, modify and /or create and implement bioinformatics experimental protocols and to design and develop experiments as measured by rubric.
- Problem solving skills: The candidate will demonstrate an appropriate level of ability to analyze scientific problems including pertinent datasets and design and develop appropriate methods to solve said problems as measured by rubric.
- Integrated knowledge of bioinformatics: The candidate will demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of fundamentals of molecular biology, computational science, statistics, and a more detailed understanding of their individual area of internship research, including an appropriate familiarity with the research literature, as measured by rubric.