Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

An INTO Saint Louis University Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will prepare you to enter a master's degree program at Saint Louis University.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Applied Research Techniques for International Graduate Students 
  • Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students 
  • Intro to Bioinformatics I
Semester 2
  • Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students
  • Intro to Bioinformatics II
  • Elective
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Intro to Bioinformatics I
  • Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students
  • Elective

Career Path

There are many employment opportunities for graduates in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and software industries, as well as academic, private and governmental research labs.

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Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

Entry Requirements Direct Admission* 2-Semester Pathway 1-Semester Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with a 3.0+ GPA
  • Minimum GRE or GMAT scores, if required by desired degree program
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics or closely related field with a  2.75 GPA
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics or closely related field with a  2.75 GPA
English Language Requirements:
  • TOEFL iBT 80+
  • IELTS 6.5 OR
  • PTEA 54 
  • TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading & listening) or
  • IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading & listening) or
  • PTEA 48
  • Completion of Academic English Level 5
  • TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading & listening) or
  • IELTS 6.0 (6.0+ subscores in reading & listening) or
  • PTEA 50

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to Saint Louis University. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs. 

NOTE: It is recommended students have most of the following: a year of biology, chemistry and calculus, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, introduction to programming data structures discrete math and statistics.

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Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

When can I start?

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
$32,960
1-Semester Pathway
Spring: January 10, 2019
$18,950
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Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

What are the progression requirements? 

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Saint Louis University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression. Students must meet the following Saint Louis University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress to SLU:

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative SLU GPA
  • Grade of B- or better in BCB 5200 and BCB 5250
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades

After successfully completing the Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, you can progress on to a Master of Science degree in bioinformatics and computational biology.

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