Online Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics – Brandeis University

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Brandeis University’s online master’s degree in bioinformatics prepares you for an impactful career in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and biomedical research. Blending programming skills with real-world knowledge from expert faculty, our rigorous online program prepares you to decipher biological data to draw conclusions that make a difference. Choose our fast-track option to earn your degree in 15 months—no programming experience is required.*

Learn from expert faculty who hold weekly office hours to build relationships and ensure understanding. Our courses cover programming skills alongside life science topics, allowing our graduates to stand out in the field of bioinformatics.

Start your application process with the support of the Brandeis team. During the application process, your enrollment counselor will answer questions, help you meet application deadlines and connect you with faculty in our master’s in bioinformatics program.

International students must satisfy additional admissions requirements to be admitted to our MS in Bioinformatics.

Apply today to ensure you meet our key admission dates. Start your online application. If you have any questions, reach out to our admissions team at 781-352-4318.

Calculate your cost for attending Brandeis Use our tuition calculator to help you estimate your total tuition costs.

College is a huge investment. We are committed to providing accelerated higher educational experiences that offer a return on your investment. We guide each student through the financial aid process and offer tuition discounts and convenient payment plans for eligible students.

Brandeis welcomes active military, veterans and their spouses. We are a proud Yellow Ribbon School. Our military students and their families receive a 15% tuition discount. Speak with your enrollment counselor for more information.

With the help of our team, you’ll learn about financial aid eligibility so that you can make sound financial decisions while achieving your career goals. Your financial aid options may include federal loans provided through the FAFSA.

Advance in a field that has a significant impact on society. The importance of roles in bioinformatics was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic when vaccine development and medical insights became vital in our everyday lives. The skills you earn in our master’s program will prepare you to make a difference in an impactful field. Our graduates work for companies such as Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and AstraZeneca.

Our in-depth program ensures that you feel confident presenting concepts to multidisciplinary teams and graduate prepared to make a real difference through biological data and leadership. The blend of technical and real-world knowledge shared in the program leads to a well-rounded understanding of bioinformatics.

The MS in Bioinformatics course content is shaped by leaders in the field. Our curriculum is taught by faculty who are active professionals in bioinformatics. Instructors bring real-world experiences to their classrooms and customize courses for online delivery. To learn more about the master’s in bioinformatics faculty, visit our faculty page.

Alan Cheng, PhD, is a senior director of chemistry, modeling, and informatics at Merck Research Labs in South San Francisco, California, where he works on the discovery of new medicines for cardiac-metabolic diseases and oncology. His research interests include computer-aided drug design and biological sequence-structure relationships. He received a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, and undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

Brandeis University has online education down to a science with decades of experience. Our faculty members, who are trained to teach online, create and refresh courses infused with best practices to optimize your learning experience. The platform is virtual, but the connections are real.

*While prior programming experience is not required, learning to code is a requirement to be successful in the program, and programming is embedded in courses and assignments throughout the program. In addition to course material, we provide free programming workshops and other online resources through the Brandeis University Library.

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