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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN

BIOINFORMATICS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

A joint offering of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering This innovative program prepares students for success by drawing from the strengths of Johns Hopkins’ Biotechnology and Engineering programs to create a comprehensive Bioinformatics curriculum.

The program integrates computer science, biosciences, and bioinformatics disciplines. Students complete 11 courses for the degree: five core courses, four concentration courses, a bioscience elective and a computer science elective.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Designed for working adults, the program offers courses conveniently online and onsite. Students can elect to complete the degree entirely online. Onsite courses are taught during evenings or weekends at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; the Montgomery

County Campus in Rockville, MD; or Applied Physics Laboratory in Columbia, MD. Students have up to five years to complete their degree. Typically, students working full-time complete the degree in two years.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Five Core Courses »  Molecular Biology

Sample Concentration Courses » Statistics for Bioinformatics

»  Epigenetics, Gene Orgainization and Expression

» Protein Bioinformatics

»  Introduction to Bioinformatics OR Biological Databases and Database Tools

» Next Generation DNA Sequencing and Analysis

»  Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics OR Principles of Database Systems

» Linked Data & the Semantic Web

»  Foundations of Algorithms

Sample Biotechnology Electives »  Human Molecular Genetics

Sample Computer Science Electives »  Foundations of Software Engineering »  Evolutionary Computation

» Molecular Phylogenetic Techniques

» Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems

»  Cancer Biology »  Emerging Infectious Diseases

»  Rich Internet Applications with Ajax

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please visit bioinformatics.jhu.edu for a complete list of application requirements.

CREDENTIALS AND PREREQUISITES*

» Undergraduate degree in the biological sciences or engineering with at least a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

» Introduction to Programming using Java, C++, or C (or 605.201 Introduction to Programming Using Java)

» Two semesters of Organic Chemistry (or 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry)

» Data Structures (or 605.202 Data Structures)

» One semester of Biochemistry (or 410.601 Biochemistry)

» One course in Probability and Statistics (or 410.645 Biostatistics) » Calculus

*All prerequisite courses are offered at Johns Hopkins.

FINANCIAL AID

Office of Student Financial Services can provide assistance with: » Understanding the eligibility for federal » For more information, please visit: student aid advanced.jhu.edu/finaid or email aapfinaid@jhu.edu » Determining your federal loan options » Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Bob Lessick Program Director, Bioinformatics 410.516.8989 lessick@jhu.edu CONTACT ADMISSIONS aapinfo@jhu.edu 202.452.1940 800.847.3330

advanced.jhu.edu updated as of 1/2017

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Fact Sheet: MS in Bioinformatics  

Learn more about the Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs.