How to Apply

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If an applicant comes from a foreign institution, the undergraduate degree that they have earned must be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.  In addition to completing the online application via ApplyYourself, applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended.  Official transcripts are required of all admitted applicants within 30 days of matriculation.  Applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit TOEFL/IELTS scores as part of the application.  A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required, which is equivalent to an IELTS score of 7.0. International students requiring student visa sponsorship to study full-time cannot apply to the Seattle program.

Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission.  Fall admissions have on the ground, online, and hybrid (the option of taking both on the ground and online courses) options in Boston and Seattle.  Spring admissions have hybrid and on the ground options with respect to program completion in Boston and Seattle.

Application Procedure

Please fill out the form below which will alert The Bioinformatics staff that you are submitting an application.  After you “Send” a receipt confirmation will appear at the bottom of the page.  You will also see a red “Begin Application” link.

The Begin Application link will direct you to Northeastern’s ApplyYourself on-line system.  Prospective Master’s in Bioinformatics students must apply on-line using the ApplyYourself on-line system.  Please do not hesitate to contact us or the College of Science Graduate School at if you have any questions.

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We look forward to receiving your application! In the meantime, please contact us with any questions and/or to arrange for a time when you can visit or talk with us.


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