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Johns Hopkins to Offer Online Master s Degree in Bioinformatics

NEW YORK, Jan.19 (GenomeWeb News) - Johns Hopkins University will launch an online master's degree program in bioinformatics this spring through the Whiting School of Engineering, the University announced yesterday.

 

The program, which is outlined here, is aimed at working professionals with undergraduate and advanced degrees in biological sciences or engineering.

 

Students will be required to complete 11 courses in molecular biology, computer science, and bioinformatics. The courses must be completed within six years.

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