May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioinformatics Concentration

Note: Must maintain 3.5 GPA in coursework at Georgia State University.

Concentration Requirements

Ph.D. Coursework (48 Hours)

Research Training Course

A research training course which must be taken in the first semester.

Core Coursework (12 Hours)

Take three courses from the following two groups, with at least one from each group:

Boinformatics (12 Hours)

Electives (23 Hours)

Must include the following:
Chemistry (3 Hours)

Alternatives to CHEM 6150 Include

Math/Stat (3 Hours)

Independent Research or Seminars

May include a maximum of 5 credits of independent research or seminars.

Qualifying Process

Same as in regular Ph.D. requirements .

Dissertation Committee

Same as in regular Ph.D. requirements  except one member must be a biologist or chemist.

Candidacy Examination

Same as in regular Ph.D. requirements .


Research should involve a current topic in bioinformatics.

Written Dissertation and Oral Defense.

Graduate Assistants Requirements

Graduate assistants are required to register for a minimum of 20 credit hours per semester. These hours will consist of the required courses outlined in the prescribed program of study, as well as one hour of CSC 8920 (if necessary), and additional hours of CSC 9999, 8981 and/or 8982.