MS in Genome Bioinformatics

We embrace diversity and welcome motivated applicants with backgrounds in diverse fields. Pitt's MS in Genome Bioinformatics program seeks outstanding local, national, and international students with prior training in quantitative or biological sciences and some programming/coding experience.

Admission Requirements

  1. U.S. bachelor’s or graduate degree (or international equivalent) in a discipline related to the biological sciences or computer science from an accredited college or university, with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Prerequisite coursework*
    1. One course in calculus or statistics
    2. One course in programming or coding
    3. One course in biology, genetics, or related field.
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are optional.  Students who choose to submit GRE or other standardized test scores (i.e. MCAT) can do so with the application for admission.


*Summer coursework may be taken to fulfill prerequisites.

International Applicants

In addition to the above criteria, international applicants must meet additional requirements.
Information for international applicants

How to Apply

New applications are accepted through the SOPHAS system, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. Be sure to track your application status online, as SOPHAS routes applications for consideration only after all required materials are received. 

Application deadlines 

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