Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
University of Maryland Global Campus

Program Details

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) offers the online Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics., which blends biology, computer science and mathematics. This certificate can help prepare you to become a qualified bioinformatics professional for positions in public- or private-sector organizations.

Course topics provides skills in:

  • Perl and Java coding
  • Big data, next-generation sequencing data and scientific data analyses
  • Sequence alignments and phylogenetic analyses
  • Biostatistics, databases and data structures, algorithms, and mathematical modeling



  • Official transcript indicating completion of a bachelor’s (or higher) degree from a regionally accredited degree-granting university or college
  • Recommendation: Background in biology, molecular biology, mathematics, and/or computer science as well as statistics and computer programming

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education