The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate program is designed to provide doctoral (Ph.D.) level training. In certain circumstances, students may be admitted as M.S. candidates. The M.S. degree is not a prerequisite for the Ph.D. program.
Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program and who later wish to transfer to the M.S. program must make the transfer concomitant with selection of a major professor (before the start of the second year). Students will be financially responsible for their education after the transfer. Transfers after the first year require approval of the BCB Supervisory Committee.
Students who are admitted to the M.S. program and who wish to transfer to the Ph.D. degree program in BCB may request to do so. Applications for transfer are judged on the basis of the same criteria as new applications for direct admission to the Ph.D. program. Students who wish to enter the Ph.D. program in BCB after completion of the M.S. degree in BCB must reapply to the program. Such applications are judged on the basis of the same criteria as new applications to the BCB Ph.D. program.