The Graduate School
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Master of Science in Bioinformatics
LUC's Bioinformatics MS program includes coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Statistics. Central to the program is hands-on experience both in and outside the classroom.
The MS program includes two tracks:
Non-thesis option: Students gain real-world experience in an internship environment. In addition, this track includes a breadth of course-work selected to better prepare students for positions in industry. With the MS Non-thesis degree, graduates of this program can pursue employment, e.g. the biotech industry, research institutions, and government agencies, or further advanced degrees, e.g. PhD or MD programs.
Thesis-option: Students are trained in conducting hypothesis-driven independent research including experimental design, analysis and interpretation of results, as well as scientific writing and presentation. With the MS Thesis degree, graduates of this program are primed for research positions in the private and public sector or competitive PhD programs.
Regardless of the track selected, graduates of this program will gain:
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999