The Master of Science in Bioinformatics (M.S.) produces highly trained students who are prepared to immediately contribute in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical fields. Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the use of computational information tools in the investigation and analysis of biological, biomedical, and biochemical systems. The goal of the field is to use information generated in the lab or clinic for future applications, research, and development.
The M.S. in Bioinformatics at Rowan University provides hands-on experience so students can perform novel research. This includes advanced training in theory and laboratory settings to allow students to diversify into other biomedical research fields. This program includes the following three focus areas: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, and Computer Science.
The M.S. in Bioinformatics program consists of 30 semester hours (s.h.). Both a thesis and a non-thesis track are available.
The following courses make up the M.S. in Bioinformatics program.
Required Courses: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
Restricted Electives: 9–18 semester hours (s.h.)
Choose 9–12 s.h. (thesis track) or 18 s.h. (non-thesis track) depending on focus area selected.
Thesis Coursework: 6-9 semester hours (s.h.)
Students select 6-9 semester hours with their academic advisor.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, or related field is highly recommended
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Typewritten statement of professional objectives (including motivation for application to the program)
Two letters of recommendation from professional sources that speak to the applicant’s academic aptitude
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
Recommended submission of official GRE or GMAT test results
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Bioinformatics program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2018/2019 and is subject to change.