|Description:||Big Data is one of today?s buzzwords. It is also the driving force behind the explosive demand for trained bioinformatics professionals in pharmaceutical research and development, medical and clinical diagnostics, and other life-science industries. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze, and integrate biological and genetic information, which can then be applied to gene-based drug discovery and development. The need for bioinformatics capabilities was precipitated by the explosion of publicly available genomic information resulting from the Human Genome Project. The life sciences are increasingly data-intensive, and the need for individuals with the broad, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to plan, mine, analyze, and interpret large-scale data sets continues to expand.
The MS in Bioinformatics through the ALIGN program is invaluable if your goal is to enter this exciting and growing field. Combining challenging academics in biology, computer science, and information technology with practical, real-world experience, the MS in Bioinformatics through the ALIGN program will help you integrate the knowledge, skills, experience, and confidence you need to play a pivotal role in an expanding range of life-science fields. If you have an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences or Computer Science, we recommend that you consider applying to the traditional MS in Bioinformatics program.
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This is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017 - 18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
Please note fees are converted from $52,000 USD and are subject to change in CAD.