Admission to the graduate program for MS in Bioinformatics is through UTEP Graduate School and candidates must meet Graduate School requirements. Graduating seniors or working professionals with bachelor's degrees and backgrounds in biology, chemistry, computer science, health sciences, mathematics, and statistics are especially appropriate for the program.


UTEP has a strong focus on learner-centered and problem-based approaches in education. Bioinformatics faculty mentors are available to discuss and advise interested students on the program coursework, internships, and employment opportunities. Coursework deficiencies will be addressed on an individual basis and leveling courses will be provided if needed.


UTEP Graduate School Accepts Online Application Only: Click here to apply


The following items will be required:

1) Graduate Application Form (with application fee)
2) Official GRE Scores
3) Official TOEFL Scores (for international students)
4) Official Transcripts

5) Statement of Purpose (Essay on Background, Interests, and Goals)
6) Two Letters of Recommendation

For help with application procedures and questions, please contact:

Dr. Oliana Alikaj, Program Manager

Bioinformatics Program, Bell Hall 138
The University of Texas at El Paso

500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968-0766
Phone: (915)747-8484
Fax: (915)747-6502

Email: oalikaj2@utep.edu