The M.S. in Computational Biology and Biostatistics at St. John’s University answers a growing demand for data analysts, data curators, database developers, statisticians, mathematical modelers, bioinformaticians, and software developers with training in both computer science and biology.
Solve urgent global problems using computational methods at St. John’s University in New York City.
The M.S. in Computational Biology and Biostatistics at St. John’s University answers a growing demand for data analysts, data curators, database developers, statisticians, mathematical modelers, bioinformaticians, and software developers with training in both computer science and biology. The program trains you in the use of computational methods and algorithms to represent and simulate biological systems, as well as to interpret large-scale experimental data.
The competencies you develop in the program prepare you to address some of the world’s most urgent problems, including food shortage, climate change, and emerging diseases. Because these issues disproportionately affect the world’s poor, the M.S. program aligns with the mission of St. John’s.
In addition to undergoing rigorous training in understanding and modeling the structures and processes of life, you develop a critical consciousness and ethical perspective, preparing you for service and leadership roles in local, national, and international spheres.
Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
The M.S. in Computational Biology and Biostatistics provides students with undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences or mathematics with the opportunity expand their career options to the field of computational biology.
In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, applicants must present a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, as well as a 3.0 or better in the major discipline. No Graduate Record Examination scores are required. The program accepts applications year round.
Graduate Admission InformationOffice of Graduate Admission
The M.S. in Computational Biology and Biostatistics requires the successful completion of 36 graduate credits and a comprehensive examination. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the course offerings draw upon the expertise of faculty across departments in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Electives (select three)
St. John’s University offers competitive graduate assistantships to qualified full-time applicants. These positions typically include tuition remission and a stipend. Read more about Graduate Assistantships and additional forms of financial aid available to St. John’s graduate students.
The need to address major problems facing the world—including nutrition for a growing population, global climate change, aging populations, “civilization diseases” (e.g., cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases), and emerging infectious diseases—results in exponentially growing demand for researchers and professionals trained in biology and computational methods and approaches.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the fields of medicine and science will grow at 16 percent through 2028, much faster than average. The job outlook for mathematicians and statisticians is expected to grow 30 percent within the same period.
Explore opportunities at St. John's with our pathway generator.
The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry provides you with a comprehensive curriculum that prepares you for graduate school or a career in health, or the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic industries.
The program gives students a thorough understanding of the scientific theory and advanced laboratory research techniques vital to success in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students also receive valuable internship experience in this revolutionary field.
Biologists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers an intensive, accelerated combined degree program leading to both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years of full-time study.
The Ph.D. program in Biology at St. John’s delivers comprehensive knowledge of the biological sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Biology at St. John’s delivers comprehensive knowledge of biological sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
St. John’s University admits selected academically talented high school seniors as biology majors and, simultaneously, to candidacy for admission to the professional Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) program at SUNY College of Optometry. Admission to this accelerated program may allow you to graduate with both B.S. and O.D. degrees in only seven years, rather than the usual eight.
Podiatry is a profession dedicated to the complete care of the feet. Most Doctors of Podiatry, or podiatrists, treat many types of foot problems, but some specialize in foot surgery or other treatments for congenital defects, diseases and injuries of the bones and joints of the foot. A podiatrist can also specialize in podopediatrics (foot ailments of children) or in podogeriatrics (foot ailments of the elderly). Like other health professionals, podiatrists are responsible for referring patients to other practitioners (usually physicians) when foot problems are symptoms of other health disorders, such as diabetes and heart disease.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences provides an interdisciplinary academic program of study that fosters competencies in areas related to biomedical sciences, health sciences, as well as core competencies in the liberal arts and sciences and prepares students for health professions and graduate programs.
Earn your Chemistry Minor from St. John's University!
As a Chemistry major, you will graduate with a wide array of career possibilities in the chemical, environmental, health, and pharmaceutical industries.
The Department of Chemistry offers an intensive, accelerated, combined degree program leading to both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in five years of full time study.
The widely-respected Master of Science (M.S.) program in Chemistry at St. John’s will prepare you for a career in industry, education, government laboratories, or private research, or to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.
Explore minors for undergraduate students in Environmental Studies or Environmental Education from St. John's University.
Sustainability is a growing field in both the public and private sectors. The Master of Arts in Environmental Sustainability and Decision Making at St. John’s will prepare you for opportunities in a rapidly evolving global community that spans the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Environmental Sustainability and Decision-Making integrates coursework from across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, among others to prepare you for opportunities in a rapidly evolving global community.
Neuroscience is the branch of the sciences that studies the relationship between the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of nerves, nervous tissue, and diseases. Through the Master of Science (M.S.) in Neuroscience at St. John’s , you can prepare for a career in this growing interdisciplinary field.
Physical Science is a flexible major that can include physics, chemistry, and mathematics. It is a desirable path for pre-medical and other pre-health professional studies. Very often, this is taken as a second major along with a major in Biology.
The combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Physics and Business Administration offers highly-motivated students the opportunity to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
The Department of Physics at St. John's University offers three Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Physical Science, as well as a minor in Physics.
Physics is a demanding but rewarding major that leads to an exciting array of career opportunities, as well as further graduate study.
The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing students and their families with the information they need to navigate and understand the financial aid and payment process.
St. John’s offers a free online application for all 100+ undergraduate programs, and graduate applications carry a low cost for most programs.