Northeastern University’s Master of Science degree program in Bioinformatics provides the cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and information technology—along with real-world experience—that prepares graduates to play pivotal roles in today’s cutting-edge life science, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries, including Genomics, Proteomics, Personalized Medicine, Drug Discovery, and Cancer Therapy.


Our curriculum combines core coursework in bioinformatic computational methods, programming, and statistics with graduate electives that offer students the flexibility to specialize and build broader knowledge in both life sciences and computer science. The university’s signature experiential learning model connects students with leading industry employers through three- or six-month co-ops that integrate classroom study with a practical, professional experience. With a degree in Bioinformatics from Northeastern University, graduates secure a solid foundation on which to jumpstart their careers in a competitive job market.

Our program is offered on our Boston and Seattle campuses as well as 100% online nationally.  Both programs are offered on a full- or part-time basis and are designed to enable professional students to build their careers while maintaining their daily lives.


Boston: Northeastern’s main campus is located in Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for world-class biomedical research, innovation in the life sciences, leading pharmaceutical corporations, and biotech companies—both large and small. In Boston, the core courses are offered in the early evening to accommodate the professional schedules and family commitments of working adults. Online courses are also available allowing you to mix and match on-ground and online course options. International students requiring student visa sponsorship to study full-time can only apply to the Boston program.

Seattle: Northeastern’s West Coast campus for graduate studies is located in Seattle, Washington, a city synonymous with software development, Internet titans, information technology, and biotechnology.  Seattle courses are offered in a flexible online and hybrid formats.

100% Online: We now offer an online program version of our program nationally, allowing you to pursue our degree from your home base. We will work with you to find local employers for your co-op internship.

Interested in our Bioinformatics program, but think your background might not be a match? Consider our ALIGN program! Specifically catered to students or working professionals that have a non-science, bachelor’s of arts degree, to help prepare for the high-demand bioinformatics field, regardless of their experience or undergraduate major.

To learn more, please visit our  ALIGN Website.