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Bioinformatics Data Science PhD


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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is an emerging and rapidly expanding field where biological, computational, and quantitative disciplines converge. The field encompasses the development and application of computational tools and techniques for the collection, analysis, management, and visualization of biological data, as well as modeling and simulation methods for the study of biological systems. Fundamental to modern day biological studies and key to the basic understanding of complex biological systems, bioinformatics and systems biology is making an impact upon the science and technology of fields ranging from agricultural and environmental sciences to pharmaceutical and medical sciences. The research requires close collaboration among multi-disciplinary teams of researchers in quantitative and life sciences, and their interfaces.

The Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is offered as a university-wide interdisciplinary graduate program with scientific curriculum that builds upon the research and educational strength from departments across the Colleges of Engineering (CoE), Arts & Sciences (CAS), Agriculture & Natural Resources (CANR), and Earth, Ocean & Environment (CEOE). The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) administers the Ph.D. program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and coordinates with the individual Departments involved in the program.

The Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology will train the next-generation of researchers and professionals who will play a key role in multi- and interdisciplinary teams, bridging life sciences and computational sciences. Students will receive training in experimental, computational and mathematical disciplines through their coursework and research. Students who complete this degree will be able to generate and analyze experimental data for biomedical research as well as develop physical or computational models of the molecular components that drive the behavior of the biological system.

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Bioinformatics Data Science–PHD (CANR): $1,898.00

Bioinformatics Data Science–PHD (CAS): $1,898.00

Bioinformatics Data Science–PHD (CEOE): $1,898.00

Bioinformatics Data Science–PHD (COE): $1,898.00


Application Deadline:

February-15 Priority consideration for admission
April-15: Final deadline to apply

July-15 Priority consideration for admission
December-01 Final deadline to apply

Late applications subject to availability.

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