The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) offers an online Professional Science Masters program in Bioinformatics. The PSM provides students an opportunity for advanced training directly relevant to current knowledge for their professional careers. Bioinformatics is the application of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to understand biological processes.

The PSM in Bioinformatics is an online program and includes interdisciplinary classes across the fields of mathematics, computer science, spatial information science and engineering, and molecular and cell biology.

GSBSE faculty from the University of Maine, the Jackson Laboratory, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory, University of New England, University of Southern Maine and Maine Medical Center Research Institute will be teaching the courses for this online degree program.


Students entering the program are expected to come from a cell and molecular biology background and require more intensive training in math, computer and information science, or from the mathematics, computer, or information sciences disciplines and need training in cell and molecular biology.

This 30 credit program requires:

  • Fifteen credits of bioinformatics courses
  • Nine credits of enrichment courses
  • Six credits of applied field experience

Degrees offered: PSM

Program Format: Online

Application deadline: Rolling

Test Required: None

Contact: Clarissa Henry

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Program Website: Bioinformatics