Biology: Bioinformatics, M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 36

Program Code: M105 Q061

  • This program is Thesis Only.

Required Courses

Required Courses
BIOL 4913Quantitative Biology3
BIOL 59033
BIOL 59133
BIOL 5980Research for Master's Thesis 16
Core Courses
Choose 20-22 hours of additional Biology coursework as determined by the student's advisory committee20-22
Choose 0-1 hours of coursework selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee0-1
Total Credit Hours36
  • The comprehensive final examination over all of the work offered for the degree, including the thesis, is oral.
  • Bioinformatics students are required to take at least two courses from non-host departments. The two bioinformatics courses (BIOL 5903 & BIOL 5913) may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.