Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Test Score Required: 310 GRE
GRE scores of 143 and 155 for the verbal and quantitative components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program. An official and competitive GRE score report no more than five years old by date of application is required of all applicants who do not possess a Doctoral degree. Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.

Catalog Page: MS

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation Adobe Acrobat Reader Icon (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Possible Careers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Medical Researcher; Epidemiologist;Pharmaceutical Researcher; Research Scientist; Bioinformatics Analyst; Bioinformatics Scientist; Bioinformation Programmer; and other positions in the fields including:

  •  Pharmaceuticals
  •  Medical technology
  •  Biotechnology
  •  Computational Biology
  •  Proteomics
  •  Computer and Information Science
  •  Biology
  •  Medical Information

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Yan Cao

Associate Professor
800 Campbell Road, FO 35
Richardson, TX 75080
Office - FO 2.402D