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Ph.D. in Informatics with a specialization in Bioinformatics

At the intersection of biology and technology

Research scientists in bioinformatics design computational tools and data science applications that make sense of staggering amounts of data, developing solutions that can improve health and save lives. Our Ph.D. degree program in Bioinformatics immerses you in course projects, independent research investigations, and lab rotations that integrate informatics, technology, statistics, machine learning, computational biology, genetics, genomics, proteomics, other life science fields—and many other disciplines—in new ways.

Expert faculty at Indiana’s life science and IT research campus

Our bioinformatics degree programs put you in the heart of Indiana’s health care campus, where faculty inspire innovation and novel collaborations in high-through data analysis, big data mining, omics technologies, precision medicine, and many other translational research.

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A balanced approach

The Ph.D. in Bioinformatics is a 90-credit-hour program that includes core courses, research rotations, the choice of a minor, qualifying examinations, and a dissertation. Our curriculum provides a balance in wide-ranging fields, cutting-edge computing technology, state-of-the-art informatics skills, innovative research and scholarly activities, bioethics, effective teaching, and intellectual property, preparing graduates to succeed in post-doctoral careers. In addition to research and analytics, you’ll learn how to:

  • Perform novel research projects
  • Publish original articles
  • Present inspiring findings at national conferences
  • Create visual representations of complex data
  • Design database systems
  • Write effective grant proposals

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