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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics

Charlotte , NC

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Bioinformatics applications
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bioinformatics and computational biology
(Graduate Certificate) Bioinformatics technology
Professional Science Master's (PSM) Bioinformatics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
30
Accepted
17
Enrolled
73%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or another related field that provides sound background in life sciences, computing, or both; minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in major; recommendation letters
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from recognized institution; adequate preparation in chemistry, biology, mathematics (preferably statistics), and computer science; evidence of scholarly and creative activity; minimum GPA of 3.0; essay; reference letters
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree in related field; practical experience and confidence with computers, for instance use of common Web browsers, word processing, plotting, and spreadsheet applications

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 523
TOEFL IBT score: 70
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.11%
Black or African American 3.28%
White or Caucasian 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 11.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.64%
Two or more races 1.64%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,736,294

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Lawrence Mays
Chair
Email: lemays@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-8555

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