How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple's online graduate application along with an application fee of $60.

College of Science and Technology graduate candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to apply. Most applicants have an undergraduate degree in one of the natural sciences, Computer Science or Mathematics. Students from other fields will need to take prerequisite courses.

Prerequisites

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Computer Programming and other STEM fields. As bioinformatics is highly diverse, students will be evaluated on an individual basis for depth and breadth in areas that prepare them for a computational career using computers and biological data.

Applicants should have taken at least eight undergraduate biology courses and one year of chemistry, physics and calculus.

Supporting Materials

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic exam is required. The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 90 iBT or 575 PBT.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Sept. 15

Applicants who wish to be considered for a university fellowship must apply by Dec. 15.

Questions

Assistance with admissions requirements or the application should be directed to cstgrad@temple.edu.