Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Bioinformatics

About the Master of Science in Bioinformatics

In the M.Sc. program students will typically take 6 semesters to work on a traditional thesis-based research project and write a thesis. This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop research and communication skills in bioinformatics at an advanced level. Students will take four courses and can enter the program during any semester.

M.Sc. applicants must indicate an agreed advisor at the time of application. Prospective students interested in the M.Sc. program should commence discussions with faculty well in advance of applying. Offers of admission will only be issued in cases where a member of Bioinformatics Graduate Faculty has agreed to be the advisor.

The M.Sc. in Bioinformatics program is also affiliated with the M.Sc./M.A.Sc. Collaborative Specialization in Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) at the University of Guelph. Applicants wishing to enter the CSAI program through Bioinformatics will be required to meet the same criteria as the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics criteria, as described in the Program Outline page listed above, in addition to the CSAI criteria. For further information regarding the CSAI program, please visit the CSAI website.