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Online M.S. in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Concentration

Discovering Healthcare Solutions Through Data Analysis

The online Master of Science in Data Science concentration in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics* at Lewis University is tailored for students so they are able to better understand computational biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology research, and life science data mining. This program is unlike any other in the nation and features a large focus on Biology. The research-intensive graduate program is designed and taught by Lewis's Department of Biology**.

Once you have completed the online Master of Science in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics concentration, you will be prepared to:

  • Explain how data science techniques can be used to solve problems related to the bioinformatics using data pulled from a variety of cutting-edge sources
  • Develop solutions for data management projects that help answer problems related to biology applications
  • Work on a project and formal paper that address a current issue in the data science field

Through their specialized coursework, students will use predictive analysis and data mining to interpret data sets and help physicians and researchers. This will ultimately help them make better decisions regarding public health policy, including disease modeling. Students will be required to select a topic to examine and present their findings in the form of a research project.

Make a Promising Career Path Even More Promising

Data Scientist is the No. 1 job in America according to Glassdoor and the 9th most promising job of 2018 according to LinkedIn. This career features a median base salary of $110,000, scores high in both job satisfaction and advancement potential, and offers thousands of job openings nationwide. But becoming a Data Scientist is just the beginning when you further specialize in bioinformatics and computational biology.

With your master's in this concentration, you will apply data science's most sophisticated tools to the issues presented by biology. From data mining and data visualization to predictive analysis, you will stand out with a transformational skill set at the intersection of life science and data science—ready to effectively communicate your findings and support data-driven decision-making.

"Today's bioinformaticists are in for a real treat," writes Alaina G. Levine of Science magazine. "Scientists who can analyze large amounts of information and present it in a clear manner to decision-makers are finding the sky is the limit in terms of jobs and career pathways, especially in the big pharma and biotech sectors."

Is a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program Right for Me?

Lewis University's Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Concentration is a challenging interdisciplinary program that combines data mining, data visualization, predictive analysis, and data management. Students will do cutting-edge research with data management to help prepare them for their future career in data analysis.

Graduates will work alongside faculty, which includes scientists and medical professionals, to help them conduct important research. Alternatively, those currently working in the life sciences will find that obtaining a graduate degree in Data Science provides them with the technical ability to skillfully manage, manipulate, and utilize large quantities of data in the course of their normal work.

If you are interested in participating in state-of-the-art research in epidemiology, pharmaceutical development, or genomics, then the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program is the perfect choice.

The Truth Is in the Numbers

Lewis University's online M.S. in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics concentration has a unique focus on biology.

The program will ensure that you gain the skills to efficiently solve the increasing number of important problems in the life sciences that require processing and analyzing of large quantities of data. If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding career with a government organization, research facility, or public health department, earning your degree in Computational Biology will be of great benefit during your job search.

Earning your advanced degree in Data Science with a concentration in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will give you a leg up over all others seeking careers in data science.

How Can I Learn More About Lewis's Data Science Program?

Take charge of your career today and gain an understanding of data analysis with Lewis University. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or request more information.

* Formerly known as Concentration for Life Sciences.
**Course information effective for the Fall I 2017 term. Please consult a Graduate Admissions Counselor to determine your course schedule.