Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
George Mason University

Program Details

Through collecting, storing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting complex biological data, scientists in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology make critical contributions to disease detection, drug design, forensics, agriculture, and environmental sciences through the combination of biological analysis and high-performance computing. This program addresses the growing national and regional demand for trained computational biologists, combining a solid foundation in biotechnology with computational skills relevant to bioinformatics. Ideal candidates have a background in biological and computer sciences.


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to biological and/or computer science from an accredited university
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate courses
  • Demonstrate completion of courses in molecular biology, computer science, calculus, and/or statistics
  • Possess a working knowledge of a computer programming language
  • Two official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Goals statement
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges