Pioneering Advances in Science
Earn your doctorate by merging biology, mathematics, statistics and computer science into one interdisciplinary program. You may focus on biological sciences or computer sciences/mathematical science, with research opportunities across disciplines, including collaborative projects in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).
Our doctorate in Bioinformatics requires a preliminary examination, which will be taken no later than the end of the fifth semester. The function of the preliminary examination is to determine whether the student has a workable and appropriate research plan that, if fulfilled, will produce an acceptable thesis. This exam also determines whether the students has sufficient background to undertake the proposed research.
Students will complete a minimum of 78 credits composed of the following:
- 9 credits in core courses
- 15 credits of depth courses
- 30 credits of research & thesis work
- 3 credits of graduate seminar
- 3 credits of lab rotation
- 3 credits of teaching experience
- 15 credits additional to meet the minimum requirements
For the latest information on all available Bioinformatics & Computational Biology courses, view our Course Catalog.