2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Bioinformatics

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Bioinformatics


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

Ph.D.: December 1, 2022 M.S.: June 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation

3, from professors, supervisors, or others who may provide an evaluation of the applicant's accomplishments or potential in research, teaching, and related scholarly activities

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose.

The program encourages applications from students in all areas of science, with successful applicants expected to have or acquire a background comparable to the requirements for UCLA's bachelor's degree in Computational and Systems Biology. A background in computer science and mathematics is desirable. Applicants with deficiencies in these or other subjects should address these deficiencies at the earliest opportunity, generally by preparatory study at an appropriate institution. Applicants with academic deficiencies in these areas may be admitted on a provisional basis.

Program Name


Bioinformatics is an interdepartmental program and the major for the following home areas in Graduate Programs in Bioscience: Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics. Interdepartmental programs provide an integrated curriculum of several disciplines.

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Major Code



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