Ph.D. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Ph.D. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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University of Idaho
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Phone: (208) 885-6453
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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).

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 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.
Degree Roadmap 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.
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.