Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, B.A. to M.S. Accelerated Program
Students at Saint Louis University can complete an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, computer science or mathematics with a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in a compressed timeframe.
Significant advantages of this accelerated program include:
- No need to take the GRE, as students will apply to the accelerated program in the spring of their junior year
- Double-counting up to 15 credits of coursework simultaneously toward undergraduate and graduate degree requirements
- Beginning some of the graduate coursework during the final undergraduate year
For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following programs:
By counting up to 15 credits for both degrees, students can earn the requisite 30 credits in only 12 to 14 months after receiving their bachelor's degree.
At the time of application, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and a GPA of at least 3.00 in their computer science coursework. Contact the graduate coordinator for more details.
All Science and Engineering B.A. and B.S. students must complete an exit interview/survey near the end of their bachelor's program.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and a GPA of at least 3.00 in their computer science coursework.
Students who drop below that GPA while in the accelerated program will be placed on a one-semester probationary period before being dismissed from the accelerated program.
Only grades of "B" or better in the graduate courses taken while an undergraduate can be applied to the master's degree.
For questions about the program or application process, please contact:
Maureen J. Donlin, Ph.D.