To continue offering a modern, highly integrated program of graduate study, the Biochemistry track and the Bioinformatics track have been merged into a single MS in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biochemistry program starting Fall 2023. The focus will be on teaching Bioinformatics and its research application in Genomics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Medicine.
Current students and incoming Spring 2023 students will not be affected by this change. Please contact us for more information.
The Bioinformatics Track is one of the first in the United States devoted exclusively to teaching important genome-wide approaches to medicine and biology. Our program focuses on the areas of genomics, proteomics, analytical bioinformatics, statistics, systems biology, pharmaceutical oncology, algorithm development and Next-Generation sequencing data analysis and annotation. After graduating, students work as bioinformaticians in academia or industry, or pursue PhD programs at GW or at other leading institutions in the US.
Our program design provides flexibility for working professionals (classes are held in the evenings) and students interested in research in the current COVID-19 pandemic environment (remote research opportunities are available). Students have options to choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks and between a 1-year and a 2-year program.
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Internships, scholarships and financial aid available.
GRE NOT REQUIRED BUT RECOMMENDED
Coursework and project emphasis
- big data in biology
- bioinformatics tool development
- genomic variation and disease
- biomedical databases
- algorithm development
If you are a current or incoming graduate student or alumni of the program please join the Linkedin group GW Bioinfo & Biochem students and alumni