Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MS BNFO)

The MS in Bioinformatics addresses the growing need for professionals with an educational background that blends biology with computer science and mathematics. This combination of skills is needed both in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as in biomedical research.

Faculty at NJIT specialize in technological, computational, and mathematical aspects of biology, including the application and development of DNA microarray techniques, modeling of molecules, genetic data mining and warehousing, biophysical models of neurons and networks of neurons, among other areas. Cross training in biology, computer science, and mathematics is an essential component of bioinformatics competency.

This master's program is designed to provide bioinformatics skills for those with a background in either biology or computer science/physical science. Based on the selection of electives, students can specialize in the life sciences (for those with a biology background) or computing (for those with a computer or physical science background).

Detailed curriculum and requirements for the M.S. in Bioinformatics are available in the catalog at this link.