UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Students gain expertise in the disciplines of Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. They also gain practical experience by getting involved in research with faculty members. They are well prepared to pursue a career in biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, research labs, healthcare institutions, and software companies.

  • Creative and critical thinking; specialized knowledge of bioinformatics methods, tools and practices; advanced understanding of statistical, scientific and technical language and how to use it; ability to analyze and interpret large quantities of data.
  • Ability to interpret bioinformatics results in real-world terms; ability to communicate ideas of bioinformatics and computational biology to others clearly and succinctly.
  • Ability to construct logical scientific arguments and conclusions with accuracy and clarity; proficiency in computer programming languages including R; ability to work on intellectual challenges.