Bioinformatics M.S.

Bioinformatics, M.S.

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The M.S. in bioinformatics is a 30-credit non-thesis professional master's program focused on providing advanced training, primarily in the areas of computational biology, genomics and genetics with emphasis on skills that will prepare students to address the growing workforce and educational needs of the life science industries (including biotechnology, health science, environmental and agricultural sectors). The M.S. in bioinformatics provides continuing and accessible graduate-level education for individuals from broad socioeconomic backgrounds currently in the workforce, as well as for undergraduate students seeking to gain enhanced knowledge and specialized skills prior to entering the workforce.

Program Highlights

  • Program capitalizes on substantial and long-standing faculty expertise and research infrastructure within the department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Science in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.
  • Program will leverage established computational resources under existing research partnerships with New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, UNH Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, UNH Research Computing Center and UNH Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research programs.
  • Students can help develop new private-public partnerships.
  • Bioinformatics students will benefit from interactions with students enrolled in other allied programs as part of strategic new campus-wide emphasis on bioinnovation and data science, including:
    • M.S. biotechnology: industrial and biomedical sciences
    • M.S. molecular and cellular biotechnology
    • M.S./Ph.D. research programs in genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular and evolutionary systems
    • M.S. health data science
    • M.S. business analytics
  • One of only two bioinformatics master's programs in northern New England.
  • A distinguishing feature of the curriculum for the M.S. in bioinformatics is the flexibility to accommodate and advance students of diverse backgrounds and to provide a customized curriculum to meet the career goals that attracted them to this program.

Potential Careers


  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Research laboratories
  • Contract research organizations
  • Bioinformatics software
  • Health insurance
  • Hospital management