Highly motivated Georgetown B.S. in Human Science students can complete the M.S. in Bioinformatics in one semester.
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.
The 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.
HSCI students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major are eligible for the accelerated master’s program. Apply to this program by October 1 of your junior year. Students who wish to apply should inquire with Sumaira Akber, Assistant Dean, School of Health.
For more information about our program and admissions, please contact us.
Undergraduates start taking master’s courses in their senior year, earning the master’s degree in the fall after completing the Bachelor of Science.
Suggested Degree Plan
Junior – Spring
Take HSCI 3090 Immunology in this semester.
Senior – Fall
|HSCI 4972 Human Science Seminar/Capstone I||3|
|BINF 5240 Bioinformatics Computing||5|
|BINF 5210 Bioinformatics+BINF 5860 Molecular Biology for Bioinformatics combined||6|
Senior – Spring
|HSCI 4510 Physiological Adaptations||4|
|HSCI 4973 Human Science Seminar/Capstone II||3|
|BINF 5800 Systems Biology and Bioinformatics||3|
|BINF 5990 Next Gen Sequencing Data Analysis+BINF 5220 Machine Learning combined||5|
Master’s – Fall
Students pay the per-semester flat rate (new window).
Find out what sets our program apart in preparing students for impactful careers.
Learn about internship experiences in the M.S. in Bioinformatics.
Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.