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The University of Alberta offers four-year Biology or Computer Science degrees with a specialization in bioinformatics. The Faculty of Computer Science there offers Master's and PhD training in bioinformatics.

Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia are collaborating on a new Bioinformatics training program with the British Columbia Cancer Agency. The program offers post-graduate diploma, Master's, and PhD training in Bioinformatics. Now Simon Fraser University also offers a joint major programme in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) and Computer Science in Bioinformatics. UBC also now has a separate program for Master's and PhD in Bioinformatics.

Seneca College, Toronto offers a post-graduate diploma in Bioinformatics.

From 2003/2004 the University of Calgary will offer a bioinformatics programme.

The University of Waterloo, Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate and graduate courses in bioinformatics. More information is here.


The Keck Graduate Institute claims that computational biology is a core element of the curriculum in its Master of Bioscience degree.

Stanford University offers academic and professional (distance-learning) MSs in Biomedical Bioinformatics as well as its PhD programme.

The University of California at San Diego offers a Bioinformatics graduate programme and there is now a new bachelor's program. This is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary program for undergraduates leading to a B.S. degree. The new Bioinformatics major is offered by the Division of Biology, and the departments of Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering. A student may choose to major in Bioinformatics in any one of the four departments or division. The Division of Biology currently offers two Bioinformatics courses, and with the advent of the cross-disicplinary major, even more courses are going to be taught 2002-03 and 2003-04.

University of California, Irvine Informatics in Biology and Medicine

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside is developing a "Center in Genomics and Bioinformatics" which will offer a PhD curriculum in genomics and bioinformatics from academic year 2001-2002 onwards.

The University of California, Santa Cruz offers a new undergraduate BS course in bioinformatics. They have a Frequently Asked Questions. Now they also offer an MS/PhD in Bioinformatics.


Yale University offers a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology track as part of its combined Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate programme.

District of Columbia

Georgetown University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology offers a Bioinformatics Track as part of its Master of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Georgia Institute of Technology Masters of Science in Bioinformatics


IUPUI offers an MS programme in Bioinformatics.

Indiana University also offers an MS programme in Bioinformatics.


DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) offers degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering that can incorporate a sequence in Bioinformatics.


Iowa State University offers a B.S. degree in the interdepartmental Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCBio) and a graduate degree in an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB).

University of Northern Iowa offers a B.S. degree in Bioinformatics.


The Jackson Lab, a World centre of mouse genome informatics offers a graduate training program.


Boston University offers a graduate programme and so does its partner Northeastern University. Northeastern also offers a Graduate Certificate in the subject.

Brandeis University offers both a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and a Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science at UMass Lowell offers various degrees from Bachelor's through to PhD. level in Computer Science with Bioinformatics options.


At the National Autonomous University of Mexico a doctoral program in biomedical sciences is available. Their Computational Molecular Biology Group is here.


The University of Minnesota offers a graduate minor in bioinformatics and the University of Minnesota Bioinformatics Summer Institute an undegraduate summer training program.


The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers a unique undergraduate program in bioinformatics that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics (BSBI) degree.

The University of Nebraska--Lincoln offers an Interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Specialization.

The Graduate Program of the Pathology-Microbiology Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (University of Nebraska at Omaha) offers a specialty track in bioinformatics.

New Jersey

Stevens Institute of Technology offers a Master's programme in Bioinformatics.

The University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ) offers a programme in biomedical informatics.

Ramapo College in New Jersey is the only school in New Jersey offering a Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics.

New York State

The University at Buffalo has been involved in establishing a "Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics". It used to a range of courses in bioinformatics and related subjects, but all the course links seem to be dead now.

Canisius College---also in Buffalo, NY---has had a state-approved B.S. in Bioinformatics since 2001.

Cornell and Rockefeller Universities, together with the Sloan-Kettering Research Institute offer a "Tri-institutional program in Computational Biology and Medicine".

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes in bioinformatics

Rochester Institute of Technology offers BS MS and BS/MS programmes in Bioinformatics.

The College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York also offers a challenging program in bioinformatics.

North Carolina

Duke University's Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology offers various bioinformatics programmes.

The North Carolina State University Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics Program offers Master's Bioinformatics and PhDs in bioinformatics.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a programme in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB).


There is a relatively new Biomedical Informatics program in Ohio. (I'm entering the program in a few months). Though the department stands alone, it is in the College of Medicine at the Ohio State Medical Center. Entrance is offered through a new Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.


The University of Pennsylvania offers some of the best known and longest established bioinformatics programmes at Batchelor's, Master's and PhD levels. Georgetown University is planning bioinformatics courses too.

The University of Pittsburgh now offers [ an undergraduate bioinformatics degree.


The University of Texas, El Paso offers a Master's in Bioinformatics.

The Keck Center for Computational Biology---a joint venture of Baylor College of Medicine; University of Houston; Rice University; University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; and University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston---offers undergraduate (not 2003) and graduate level training in Computational Biology.

Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi is currently offering a BS computer science degree in bioinformatics.


George Mason University offers both M.S. and PhD. programmes in Bioinformatics.

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers departmental options in bioinformatics, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. The GBCB Student Organization Website contains additional information about the program.

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