Master of Science in Bioinformatics

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Build Expertise in Biology, Programming, and Quantitative Analysis

Develop expertise that spans biology, computer science, life sciences, and data analysis with the Master of Science in Bioinformatics degree from the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs division. In this degree program, you will explore theory while developing hands-on skills essential to careers in many sectors, such as government, biotechnology, software development, education, and pharmaceutical development. Join this degree program to:

  • Study with experts who are actively researching, making discoveries, and publishing in this evolving field.
  • Learn to combine biology with big data, as industries become more reliant on data analysis.
  • Choose between online and on-campus options designed for working professionals.
  • Complete the rigorous, practical curricula you need to advance your career and achieve your academic ambitions.

Equip yourself with this degree and expand your qualifications for leadership roles needed across the biotech industry. Join our alumni who hold positions with organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and other essential research institutes. In addition to preparing you for a career in bioinformatics, this degree can serve as a foundation for medical school, law school, or advanced study in public health.

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Professional Opportunities

The MS in Bioinformatics is excellent preparation for life-, physical-, and social-science occupations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these occupations to add more than 136,800 job openings each year.1 One such occupation is bioinformatics scientist, a position with an average annual salary of $100,868.2

Innovative Courses Aligned with Your Ambitions

Learn to drive essential discoveries in this emerging field through 11 career-aligned courses.

Complete nine core courses spanning concepts in molecular biology, algorithms, database systems, and epigenetics.

With more than 100 possible elective courses, you can choose from topics including cell biology, human molecular genetics, microbiology, and gene therapy.

Explore leading-edge computer science concepts through electives that cover data visualization, machine learning, big data, and more.

Not quite what you are looking for? Explore our other programs in biotechnology and regulatory science.


  1. “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  2. “Bioinformatics Scientist Salary.” PayScale. Retrieved 4 May 2023.