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Online Graduate Certificate

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics
Graduate Certificate
AT A GLANCE
  • 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 3 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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Unlock the next big discovery while gaining industry experience in this certificate program.

With an online bioinformatics graduate certificate from University of Maryland Global Campus, you can work toward becoming a qualified bioinformatics professional for a public or private-sector organization. Bioinformatics is the intersection of biology, computer science, and mathematics. In this program, you'll gain real-world experience in these areas and learn from case studies of biotechnology companies tackling real challenges.

Courses

Total Credits Required: 15

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 630)
  • (3 Credits, BIFS 613)
  • (3 Credits, BIFS 614)
  • (3 Credits, BIFS 617)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for high-demand work in bioinformatics science in a corporate, government, or academic environment.

Experience Recommended for Success

  • We recommend you have a background in biology, molecular biology, mathematics, or computer science.
  • We recommend you have previous experience in statistics and computer programming.

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