Bioinformatics - Master of Science

The degree requirements include 30 graduate credit hours. The requirements are structured as follows:

Introductory Courses
Select Computational or Life Sciences Track 19
Computational Track 2
Object Oriented Programming Transition3
Software Development Transition3
Data Structure and Algorithms Transition3
Life Sciences Track 3
Introduction to Data Mining3
Analysis of Algorithms3
Advanced Software Engineering3
Core Courses 4
C S 509Bioinformatics Programming3
C S 586Algorithms in Systems Biology3
Select one from the following:3
Bioinformatics3
Applied Bioinformatics3
Advanced Bioinformatics and NCBI Database3
Elective Courses
Select 6 credits from the following: 56
Statistical Inference I4
Statistical Inference II3
Plant Genetics3
Biochemistry I3
Biochemistry II3
Topics in Biochemistry1-3
Immunology3
Virology3
Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
Neurobiology3
Molecular Cell Biology3
Advanced Bioinformatics and NCBI Database3
Database Management Systems I3
Artificial Intelligence I3
Introduction to Data Mining3
Bioinformatics3
Parallel Programming3
Analysis of Algorithms3
Advanced Algorithms3
Artificial Intelligence II3
Advanced Software Engineering3
Database Management Systems II3
Applied Bioinformatics3
Genes and Genomes3
Gene Regulation3
Plant Genetics3
Biochemistry I3
Biochemistry II3
Topics in Molecular Biology1-3
Discussions in Molecular Biology1
Master's Project / Thesis
C S 598Master's Project 66
or C S 599 Master's Thesis
Total Credits30
1

These courses provide foundational preparation in biological sciences and computational sciences.

2

These courses are intended for students with a Bachelor's degree in life sciences.

3

These courses are intended for students with a Bachelor's degree in computer sciences. These courses can be replaced by more advanced courses with written permission of the graduate advisor.

4

The goal of these courses is to expose the students to the central issues and techniques in the field of bioinformatics.

5

The goal of these courses is to allow students to specialize in a specific branch of bioinformatics.

6

Each master's student must write a thesis (C S 599 Master's Thesis) or, with the advisor's permission, undertake a research project (C S 598 Master's Project). In either case, the number of required graduate credits is 6 for the thesis or project. In all cases, the students are required to sustain a final exam, covering the thesis/research project.