Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program Options

There are three pathways to earning a master’s degree in bioinformatics and computational biology from Saint Louis University.

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

SLU’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is 30-credit hour program can be completed in a year-and-a-half by a well-prepared student or in two years by students who enter needing prerequisite biology or computer science coursework.

Learn more about the Master of Science program

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program

Undergraduates at SLU can complete an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, computer science or mathematics with the Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in a compressed timeframe.

Significant advantages to this program include:

  • No need to take the GRE, as you will apply to the accelerated program in the spring of your junior year
  • Double counting up to six hours of your coursework simultaneously toward undergraduate and graduate degree requirements
  • Beginning some of the graduate coursework during your final undergraduate year

Master of Science Pathway for International Students

INTO SLU offers a pathway to a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for students who need to improve their English language comprehension.

Learn more about the Master of Science Pathway for International Students