Bioinformatics, MS

Computer Science Chairperson: Dennis Brylow, Ph.D.
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Chairperson: Anne Clough, Ph.D.
Program Director: Mehdi Maadooliat, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics website

Degree Offered

Master of Science, students are admitted under Plan B (non-thesis option) but Plan A (thesis option) is also offered

Program Description

This interdisciplinary program is jointly offered by Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin. The program prepares students for a multidisciplinary career in the biomedical sciences using mathematics, statistics and computer science. It is designed to provide students quantitative tools for analyzing data and problems associated with molecular, cellular, physiological and particularly, genetic systems. Students may select courses from a list of approved courses offered by the following departments at Marquette: Computer Science; Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; and Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, courses are offered by the Department of Physiology and the Division of Biostatistics at Medical College of Wisconsin. The program meets the needs of recent undergraduates seeking an advanced degree as well as employed professionals interested in opportunities for career advancement.

Students may pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Many courses are offered evenings.

General Information

Students interested in applying to the program should consult the program website for a list of currently approved courses and scheduled course offerings for the next term.

Special registration for this program is required, as courses are taken at both institutions. Students must register for BIIN 6947 Medical College of Wisconsin/BIIN-Joint Degree through Marquette University and for the matching MCW course through Medical College of Wisconsin.