MS in Genome Bioinformatics

Pitt Genome Bioinformatics

MS IN GENOME BIOINFORMATICS

The Master of Science in Genome Bioinformatics (MSGB) program prepares students for careers analyzing the human genome both in academia and in pharmaceutical and genomic testing industries. Graduates of the program will meet the growing need for computational analysts with expertise in manipulating, annotating, and interpreting human genome data. In addition to coursework and hands-on training, students will participate in a structured internship experience in industry or other non-academic setting to provide real world exposure to genome bioinformatics and hone analytic and communication skills in preparation for entering the job market.

Vision

Our MSGB graduates will be experts in applying computation tools for studying and interpreting the human genome in a future where genomics is central to precision medicine and biomedical research.

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Application deadlines

Applications for the MS in Genome Bioinformatics are due by January 15 for fall admission. For spring admission, U.S. residents must apply by October 15 and international students by August 1.

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Using  SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health.

Contacts

Noel C. Harrie
Student services coordinator
Phone: 412-624-3066
Fax: 412-624-3020
nce1@pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
Department of Human Genetics
3120C Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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