Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Medical and Bioinformatics (Professional Science Masters)


322 Henry Hall

Allendale, MI 49401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Medical and Bioinformatics (PSM)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Medical and Bioinformatics utilizes computer technology to manage and analyze information in the life and health sciences. The program is designed to integrate university coursework with business and industrial internships to better prepare students for the variety of career pathways associated with the life science and health science industries. Innovation: Grand Valley’s Professional Science Master's programs are different from traditional science master's programs in that they are interdisciplinary, directly tied to the scientific work force needs of business and industry, include an intensive scientific business/industry internship component, and have strong business, communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics components. Collaboration: Designed to meet the need for team-oriented professionals with advanced interdisciplinary skills, the program equips graduates to be effective leaders and team members in their professions and to communicate effectively with individuals in other disciplines. Accessibility: The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences puts students in the heart of Grand Rapids’ Health Hill near the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, St. Mary’s Health Care, and other scientific health care providers and businesses. Opportunity: An internship with one of Grand Valley’s partnering workplace organizations assures experience and exposure prior to completing the program. The M.S. in medical and bioinformatics program is 36 credits including 14 interdisciplinary credits shared with PSM programs in biostatistics and biotechnology, an internship, 15 credits in program specific courses, and a Capstone course


Grand Valley is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member - North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; telephone: (312) 263-0456

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

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