M.S. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

M.S. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology



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Moscow, ID 83844-4264


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Boise, ID 83702

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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

Blending Biology with Mathematics

Tackle cutting-edge problems in genetics, genomics, population biology, mathematical modeling, statistics and computer science in this program, which draws on nine university departments. Regardless of your specialization, the program provides a strong intellectual foundation in biology and mathematics. It features research opportunities including collaborative projects in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).

Fast Facts

  • The Idaho INBRE Bioinformatics Core has established technological and human resources that support biomedical research in Idaho.
  • Bioinformatics have been incorporated into activities at various levels on every Idaho campus in the INBRE network.
  • Each bioinformatics facility is available to faculty and students in every state institution via high-speed connections.
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Computer Science
  • Genetics
  • Computational Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical Chemistry
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Software/Database Programming
  • Medical/Technical writing
  • Research Science
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep You may be interested in a degree in Bioinformatics if:
  • you enjoy solving complex puzzles. 
  • you are inquisitive and a creative problem solver. 
  • you are interested in biological systems. 
  • you have strong analytical and mathematical skills.
Degree Roadmap Students will complete a minimum of 32 credits composed of the following:
  • 9 credits in core courses
  • 9 credits of depth courses
  • 9 credits of research & thesis work
  • 2 credits of graduate seminar
  • 3 credits additional to meet the minimum requirements

For the latest information on all available Bioinformatics & Computational Biology courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.