Biotechnology Innovation and Computation Admissions

How to Apply

Applications for Fall 2015 have closed effective Feb. 21, 2015. We will begin accepting applications via the online system in September 2015 for admission in the Fall 2016 semester.

Program Benefits

Applicants choose Carnegie Mellon University over other, equally competitive schools for a number of reasons. The University's world-class research and researchers in the fields of systems, software engineering, human computer interaction, language technology, and computational biology is paramount in their decision-making. Graduates report that their studies in areas such as large scale systems and industry best practices are well-regarded and highly sought after by corporate recruiters.

The course work and projects included in the M.S. in Biotechnology Innovation and Computation program are all designed around current challenges and research areas related to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care industries. Students learn how to evaluating emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in addition to developing a variety of scientific and technical skills such as large scale system integration, big data analysis, machine learning, information retrieval, content management, text and data mining, and computation biology. Students in the program will work closely in teams with industry advisors and sponsors to develop innovative, relevant solutions to current real-world problems. This approach combines academic learning and close industry connections to develop applied, practical experiences.

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