U-M Bioinformatics Graduate Program

The graduate program application deadlines have passed. The online application for both the Master’s and Ph.D. Programs will be available in early September.
To learn more, visit the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School website.

The U-M Bioinformatics Graduate Program is the academic component of the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCM&B). The Program was established as an interdepartmental program in 1998 at the University of Michigan, and enrolled its first class in 2001.

The Bioinformatics Graduate Program is led by co-directors Dr. Margit Burmeister, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics and Dr. Daniel M. Burns Jr., Professor of Mathematics.

This Program is highly interdisciplinary involving many schools and departments across the U-M campus. There are over 100 faculty members affiliated with the program. In addition, it maintains a graduate student body of approximately 45 Ph.D. and Master's students combined.

Faculty who are interested in mentoring Bioinformatics Students, please review the Program Faculty Handbook.

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. Program prepares students for careers in teaching, and basic and applied research. This preparation emphasizes basic molecular biology and advanced quantitative methods found in engineering and applicable biological research. These engineering methods take advantage of emerging mathematical and computational models of biological phenomena. It is anticipated that graduates of the Ph.D. Program will find rewarding careers in universities, medical schools, research institutions, and new industries.

Master's Program

The Master's Program prepares students for a wide range of consulting and applied research positions in private industry, government, and academia. The Master's degree program also offers outstanding training for students that may be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. but feel that they are not quite prepared for a Ph.D. program.