Biology, meet big data. At the intersection of computer science and the life sciences is bioinformatics, an industry that fuels scientific discovery and is essential in all areas of biotechnology, including personalized medicine, drug and vaccine development, and database/software development for biomedical data.

Degree Type:
Master of Science
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
On Campus, Online
Baltimore, MD
11 courses
Time to Complete:
16 – 24 months
Visa Eligible

MS in Bioinformatics Program Overview

As the healthcare, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries become more reliant on complex data analysis and artificial intelligence, the need for experts with both biological knowledge and programming and quantitative skills will continue to increase.

The Johns Hopkins MS in Bioinformatics combines studies in data and computer sciences with biological science areas, including molecular biology, biochemistry, personalized medicine, and genomic sequencing. You’ll also explore current issues and gain practical skills through courses in both computer science and biotechnology.

Expand or Advance Your Career

Whether you already work in the bioinformatics field, you’re looking to propel your career forward, or you’re looking to change careers, this master’s program will prepare you for a range of roles in this dynamic and growing profession. This advanced degree can take you to organizations in multiple sectors, including:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Software Development
  • Consulting

The MS in Bioinformatics degree also serves as a foundation for medical school, law school, or advanced study in public health.

Study on Your Terms

Take classes at our Baltimore campus, or participate in course work from home. Designed for working adults, this program is flexible with online and on-campus options for both part-time and full-time students.

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Why to Pursue an MS in Bioinformatics at Hopkins

Learn From Leading Researchers

Exciting things are happening in the biotechnology labs at Johns Hopkins. You’ll learn from experts who are actively researching, making discoveries, and publishing in an evolving field.

Explore Concentrations and Courses

Build a foundation with a biotechnology and computer science core. Then, choose from a vast selection of courses from genomic sequencing and gene expression data analysis to machine learning and algorithm development.

Join a Diverse, Successful Scientific Community

Johns Hopkins biotechnology students hail from around the globe, and our alumni work at universities, research institutes, and facilities such as the Broad Institute, FDA, NIH, and NIST.

Take the Next Step

Sharpen your programming and data analysis skills and expand your biological knowledge to pursue career opportunities in bioinformatics and the greater biotechnology industry.

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