Professional Master's Admission

Admission for the Professional MS Bioinformatics Program

  • In light of an increased demand for admission to our MS Bioinformatics program, we are implementing a new rolling admissions policy whereby students can be admitted early.  Students whose applications are complete by December 1 will be considered for early admission, which will be extended to exceptionally strong applicants.  An early admission decision by the faculty committee does not entail any additional commitment on the applicant’s part.
  • The application deadline is March 1 each year for fall semester admission.  Early decisions will be evaluated after December 1.
  • If you are not sure whether you qualify for admission, please complete the Inquiry Form.
  • To apply, use the Admissions office online form. Choose Bioinformatics (Biology) as your major. You can only apply for the MS program through Biological Sciences.
  • Most students, and all international students, are admitted for fall; spring semester admissions are considered only for U.S. students with unusual circumstances.
  • Applicants may be admitted to the program with four-year undergraduate degrees in science, mathematics, computing or engineering. Applicants with 3-year undergraduate degrees should complete a 2-year MS program to be eligible for graduate admission at Georgia Tech.
  • Applicants are expected to have taken the general GRE and should have a verbal score in the 60% rank or better (verbal score > 153) and a quantitative score in the 70% rank or better (quantitative score > 158).  The analytical writing score is expected to be 3.5 or better. GRE scores will be optional for fall 2022.
  • GPAs have ranged between 3.3 and 4.0.
  • Admission to the program will be based on recommendation made by a faculty committee.
  • MS students are eligible to apply for Computational Biology Faculty GRA awards after their first semester of study.  These are awarded competitively and include a tuition waiver and stipend.
  • The School of Biological Sciences hosts and administers the Professional Master of Science program in Bioinformatics.