Are their Universities for Master's in Bioinformatics in USA and what is their eligibility criteria?

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Priya Singhania

Priya Singhania

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The following are the eligibility criteria to get into the universities for a Master’s in Bioinformatics in the USA:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the biological sciences or in engineering. Programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

GRE - A GRE score of 300 is essential; however, you will need 310+ in order to make it to the top universities. 

Statement of Purpose - Statement of Purpose (SOP) reflects your personality to the admission committee. Statement of Purpose can be a deciding factor for your admission to a University. Help for writing a Statement of Purpose can be taken from study-abroad consultants or independent admission counsellors.

Letters of Recommendation - You can get your letter of recommendation from your professors or supervisors. The US universities require three letters of recommendation as a part of the application process.

English Language Requirement - To get admission to reputed universities you are required to give the TOEFL test which is English language proficiency. The minimum TOEFL score for MS in Bioinformatics in the USA is 79. For top universities, you need to score in the range of 88 – 95. Alternatively, you need to have a score of 6.5-7.0 in IELTS.

Here is the list of Universities in the USA for Masters in Bioinformatics:

  1. Georgetown University
  2. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  3. Boston University
  4. Brandeis University
  5. University of Georgia
  6. Indiana University, Bloomington
  7. San Jose State University
  8. Northeastern University, San Francisco Satellite
  9. Rochester Institute of Technology
  10. Loyola University Chicago
  11. The University of Illinois at Chicago

Over 54 distinguished universities offer the course of Master’s in Bioinformatics in the USA.14,700 job openings are projected, displaying employment stability. A remarkable average salary of US $81,777 per annum after completing a master’s in bioinformatics has been recorded in the USA.


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