Attain a comprehensive understanding in bioinformatics coupled with hands-on experience through a 16-week internship.

2 – 3 Semesters

30 Credits
Full-Time or Part-Time

Experience in the field through a 16-week internship

What You’ll Learn

The Master of Science in Bioinformatics program encompasses the most recent development and application of computational tools and techniques for the collection, analysis, management, and visualization of biological data, as well as modeling and simulation methods for the study of biological systems. It prepares students for careers in the fields of bioinformatics, molecular biology, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics, and biotechnology.

Th program includes hands-on computer labs, experience-building projects, and a bioinformatics internship. The 16-week internship provides opportunities to work with Georgetown’s prestigious bioinformatics faculty or bioinformatics professionals in the leading bioinformatics, biomedical and biotechnology institutions in the Washington area.

Degree Requirements

List of required & elective courses for the degree program can be found here.

Degree Requirements


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Application Process

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Why a degree in Bioinformatics?

The completion of the human genome sequence marked the beginning of a new era of complex biological data analytics. Bioinformatics has a critical role in advancing high-throughput biotechnologies, large-scale bioscience, biotechnology, drug discovery, disease diagnosis, and systems medicine.