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Bioinformatics MS

A bioinformatics master's degree that explores the unique combination of biotechnology, programming, and computational mathematics to combat illness and create novel technologies for industry.

Program skills

In laboratory exercises and assignments, students learn to sequence DNA and use computer programs to analyze DNA sequences and predict molecular models.

Program facilities equipment

The Bioinformatics program maintains a server room with systems dedicated to and accessible by students for coursework and research projects. We frequently update our hardware, software, and other resources. Our systems include a combination of storage and database servers. Additionally, we maintain local copies of common bioinformatics databases and software to ensure that our students have access to the latest versions.

Program job titles reported

Researcher; Business Intelligence Developer; Computational Biologist; Bioinformatics Software Engineer; RD Bioinformatics and Laboratory Researcher; Innovation Consultant; Associate Software Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Essex Asset Management Group Inc, Nypro Healthcare, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center

100%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

75%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 67.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 33.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 67.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 33.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT science and math education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete science and math co-ops and gain real-world experience that sets you apart. Co-ops in the College of Science include cooperative education and internship experiences in industry and health care settings, as well as research in an academic, industry, or national lab. These are not only possible at RIT, but are passionately encouraged.

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for bioinformatics majors.

National Labs Career Fair

Hosted by RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, the National Labs Career Fair is an annual event that brings representatives to campus from the United States’ federally funded research and development labs. These national labs focus on scientific discovery, clean energy development, national security, technology advancements, and more. Students are invited to attend the career fair to network with lab professionals, learn about opportunities, and interview for co-ops, internships, research positions, and full-time employment.