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Education
Capstone Certificate in Bioinformatics
Admissions Requirements and Procedures

The program has the following course prerequisites: Math 222 (Calculus) or approved equivalent and Computer Sciences 367 (Programming and Data Structures) or approved equivalent.

Also, the program requires a minimum grade of B for each course taken through this program.

All program and graduate school submission requirements must be received before application can be considered.

Deadline for Receipt of Application Materials

October 15 (for Spring Semester)

March 15 (for Fall Semester)

 

United States and Permanent Resident Applicant

Submit to Bioinformatics Admissions Committee
Submit to Division of Continuing Studies
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of purpose (one-page essay)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one letter should come from current supervisor)
  • Photocopy of electronic application
  • Official transcripts or academic records
  • List of awards, honors, and/or publications
  • GRE scores (will also accept MCAT)*
  • Record of residence (if claiming WI residency)
  • Permanent residents need to submit a copy of both sides of the resident alien card
SEND TO:
    Bioinformatics Certificate Admissions Committee
    Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
    C/O Whitney Sweeney
    Box 4675 Clinical Science Center
    600 Highland Ave
    Madison, WI 53792
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* May be waived if applicant holds qualifying Ph.D. or M.D.. In such cases, applicants should submit a written explanation of their background in computer science or related disciplines.

International Applicant

Submit to Bioinformatics Admissions Committee
Submit to Division of Continuing Studies
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of purpose (one-page essay)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one letter should come from current supervisor)
  • Photocopy of Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts or academic records from each institution attended in the original language with official English translations. Official certification of degrees and dates awarded including seals and signatures in ink from the institution’s authorized official in original language and English.
  • List of awards, honors, and/or publications
  • GRE scores (will also accept MCAT)*
  • TOEFL scores
  • Original financial support documents
SEND TO:
    Bioinformatics Certificate Admissions Committee
    Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
    C/O Whitney Sweeney
    Box 4675 Clinical Science Center
    600 Highland Ave
    Madison, WI 53792
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* May be waived if applicant holds qualifying Ph.D. or M.D.. In such cases, applicants should submit a written explanation of their background in computer science or related disciplines.

Accepted students will be selected within 60 days of the application deadline.

NOTE: financial assistance is not available through this program

Any Questions?

Staff contact: Whitney Sweeney at telephone: 608-262-9184 or email:

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Faculty Contact: Mark Craven at telephone 608-265-8627 or email

 
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