Tuesday, November 1, 2016

M.S. Degree in Computation Biology Program at Carnegie Mellon University

The professional M.S. in Computational Biology, a joint effort between the Department of Biological Sciences and the Computational Biology Department, offers tailored education in this integrated discipline, which applies modern computer science, statistics, and mathematics to biological and biomedical problems. Our students explore a wide range of questions and techniques, continuing the longstanding Carnegie Mellon traditions of interdisciplinarity and innovation. The program ensures that each student receives individualized attention from involved, approachable faculty and staff in a supportive environment. Highly sought after, our graduates have secured leading positions in industry or have used their Carnegie Mellon training as a stepping-stone to a Ph.D., M.D., or MBA program.

All students complete the program in four semesters.

Program Features:

  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Customized course plan
  • Training in important models, algorithms
  • and data mining methods
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities
  • Placement assistance for summer
  • internships and post-graduate positions

We seek the talented undergraduate who is interested in computational biology, demonstrates good communication skills, has strong GRE scores, and has a high GPA (typically over 3.0 on a 4-point scale). Previous coursework in biology, and/or computer, while helpful, is not essential for admission to the program.

For more information, please visit http://www.cmu.edu/ms-compbio/

Our online application can be found at our program website (https://ms-app.bio.cmu.edu), and applications are free if completed before February 15th.