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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.
Degrees & Awards
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Bioinformatics and computational biology
Professional Science Master's (PSM)
Other Advanced Degrees
Earning Your Degree
Part-time study available?
Evening/weekend programs available?
Distance learning programs available?
Terminal master's degree available?
Entrance Exam GRE
Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Application Fee - Domestic
Electronic applications accepted?
Applications processed on a rolling basis?
Master's Degree Exam
Master's Degree Requirements
Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or another related field that provides sound background in life sciences, computing, or both; minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in major; 3 recommendation letters; statement of purpose;
Doctoral Degree Exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements
Baccalaureate degree from recognized institution; adequate preparation in chemistry, biology, mathematics (preferably statistics), and computer science; evidence of scholarly and creative activity; minimum GPA of 3.0; essay; 3 reference letters; personal statement
Additional Entrance Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related field; practical experience and confidence with computers, for instance use of common Web browsers, word processing, plotting, and spreadsheet applications; statement of purpose;
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Full-time - 18
Part-time - 1
Focus of faculty research:
De novo assembly of genomes and transcription, using big data for species diversification and adaptation, treated wastewater release on urban streams, population genomics of genome structure mutations, and computational technologies and statistics for biological data analysis (sequence, variant, and pathway analysis)
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Location & Contact
9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 United States