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Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

INTO Saint Louis University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

August 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 34,800

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Pathway Programme
Graduate Pathway program offering the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to master’s degrees.
An INTO SLU Graduate Pathway program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will prepare students to enter their next semester of a master’s degree program at Saint Louis University.

Why Saint Louis University?

  • An INTO Saint Louis University Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will prepare you to enter a master's degree program at SLU.
  • Students are fully admitted to SLU provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
  • Students can choose from one- or two-semester Pathway programs.
  • There are many employment opportunities for graduates in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and software industries, as well as academic, private and governmental research labs.
  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Accelerated

  • Start dates: August
  • Program length 1 Semester

Standard

  • Start dates: August
  • Program length 2 Semesters

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2022

Accelerated
Academic requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) field with evidence of strong computational and mathematical skills. The degree must include Introduction to Programming, Data Structures, Calculus I, Calculus II and Statistics. 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Professional goal statement (optional). Letters of recommendation (optional). GRE (optional).

English language entry requirements

  • 1 Semester: TOEFL 75 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.0 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 50, IELA 171 (169 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 120

Standard

Academic requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) field with evidence of strong computational and mathematical skills. The degree must include Introduction to Programming, Data Structures, Calculus I, Calculus II and Statistics. 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Professional goal statement (optional). Letters of recommendation (optional). GRE (optional).

English language entry requirements

  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 70 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.0 (5.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 48, IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and writing), Duolingo 95, or Completion of Academic English Level 5
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • EAP 4100 Graduate Reading & Writing as Researchers 3 Credits
  • EAP 4150 Listening & Speaking for International Graduate Students I 2 Credits
  • BCB 5200 Introduction to Bioinformatics I 3 Credits
  • Total 8 Credits

Semester 2

  • EAP 4200 Advanced Reading & Writing as Researchers 3 Credits
  • EAP 4250 Listening & Speaking for International Graduate Students II 2 Credits
  • BCB 5250 Introduction to Bioinformatics II 3 Credits
  • 5XXX Bioinformatics Elective 3 Credits
  • Total 11 Credits

Notes * These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

  • Recommended students have most of the following: a year of biology, chemistry and calculus, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, introduction to programming, data structures, discrete math and statistics.
  • Electives will be determined in consultation with department.
  • Accelerated
  • Tuition Fees: $20010
  • Standard
  •  Tuition Fees: $34800

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