Thank you for your interest in our program!
Applications for the Ph.D. or Master’s Program for Fall 2013 are now available. Please visit the Rackham Application page to submit your online application.
Please visit our website, or the Rackham Graduate School website, for updated information at that time.
Prospective Ph.D. students interested in quantitative and analytical sciences, as well as prospective Master's students, should apply directly to the Bioinformatics Program through the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.
Prospective Ph.D. students who are interested in joint experimental and computational emphasis and have prior experience in the biological sciences should enter through the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS). PIBS offers first year graduate students flexibility in exploring opportunities from thirteen graduate programs including our own.
If you have any questions contact the Bioinformatics Graduate Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I apply directly to the Bioinformatics Program or PIBS?
The choice is yours! Prospective Ph.D. students who are interested in joint experimental and computational emphasis and have prior experience in the biological sciences can enter through the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS). The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) is an umbrella program in which 14 different Ph.D. programs participate, including Bioinformatics.
*Please note that the PIBS application deadline is Dec 1, 2012.
*One of the main advantages of applying to PIBS is that if you are unsure of your academic focus, you have a much larger pool of faculty in whose labs you can rotate before making a final selection as to which program you will join. For example, if you are also interested in the Biophysics or Molecular & Integrative Physiology programs, you may spend a semester in the lab of someone who is a faculty member in those programs. After 10 months in PIBS, you then work with a primary advisor and select which program you will permanently join. Visit the PIBS website for more complete information.
Ph.D. applications for Fall 2013 enrollment are due: December 1, 2012
M.S. applications for Fall 2013 enrollment are due: March 1, 2013
The deadlines are for all international and domestic applicants.
Want to know more about applying to the University of Michigan? Rackham Graduate School has a page for prospective students and it provides answers to lots of frequently asked questions to assist you in the application process.
Rackham Application: The online application is available on the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School website.
All application materials should be submitted electronically when possible.
PIBS Application: Program in Biomedical Sciences Application
Codes for Sending GRE and TOEFL Scores
Information for International Students: International Center
All applicants must meet Rackham's Minimum Requirements for Admission.
The Bioinformatics Graduate Program also requires the following:
The Bioinformatics Graduate Program will provide tuition, healthcare coverage and a stipend on a 12 month basis. This level of support will be maintained throughout a student's tenure in the Program, provided he or she remains in good academic standing, making reasonable progress toward the degree as determined by the Graduate Affairs Committee. It is expected that the student will be supported directly by the mentor's laboratory, beginning some time in the second year. The expected time to degree is typically 5 years.
The Bioinformatics Graduate Program does not offer funding for master's students. Occasionally master's students are able to find part-time employment inside or outside the University, which will help defray their expenses. The BGP does not guarantee such employment, but it does pass on information on such opportunities as they become available.