May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office


The Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate provides both biological scientists and information technologists with the necessary coursework for a broad understanding of the principles of bioinformatics and their application to different biological and biomedical problems.The rapid expansion of genomic information and the databases that contain various types of sequence and structural data has resulted in the field of bioinformatics, contributing an increasingly important role in the study of a diverse array of biological and biomedical problems. To solve these problems, more biological scientists and health and information professionals require familiarity with modern bioinformatics resources and protocols to perform their professional duties more efficiently and to gain additional insight into the applications of genomic information. The diverse array and magnitude of available genomic information challenges scientists to translate this data into new discoveries. Whether the need is academic or professional, familiarity with modern bioinformatics‐based analyses has become an essential component of most genomic and proteomic studies.


Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (13 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.