Master of Science in Bioinformatics

General

Program Description

As a graduate with the MS in Bioinformatics, you’ll have the educational foundation to interpret complex biological information, perform analysis of sequence data using sophisticated bioinformatics software, and program software when needed. The degree covers not only the theoretical aspects of the field but also the practical side of bioinformatics. And it’s taught by the Hopkins faculty members who are actively developing these exciting new technologies.


Designed for working adults, the program offers courses online and onsite. You can even complete the degree entirely online.


Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.

The five-year span is calculated from the start of the first course that counts toward the degree (including time spent on continuous enrollment). Continuous enrollment does not stop or extend the time limitation requirement. This time limit includes any courses taken at another Johns Hopkins school/division that have been approved to count toward the degree or certificate. If necessary, students may request from their program committee an extension of time to complete their program beyond the five-year limitation.

If an extension is granted, it will be communicated in a letter, and the five-year limit increased by the time included in the extension. An extension may be granted for a semester up to a full year, and in rare circumstances for two years.

Last updated May 2019

About the School

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top-tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capac ... Read More

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top-tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. Read less