Buck, Dr. Gregory A.
Director, Bioinformatics Programs
Admission requirements summary
Bioinformatics, Master of Science (M.S.)
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 Science in Bioinformatics offers a traditional research-oriented master’s degree culminating in submission and defense of a thesis. The goal of this program is to prepare students for research careers in university, foundation or industry laboratories, as well as for further research training in a Ph.D. program.
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 thesis research, including an appropriate familiarity with the research literature, as measured by rubric.