About the Program
Our students acquire:
- a background in modern molecular/cell biology
- a foundation in quantitative/engineering disciplines to enable them to create new technologies as well as apply existing methods
- and exposure to subjects emphasizing application of quantitative approaches to biological problems.
The Computational and Systems Biology (CSB) program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is highly selective with typical class sizes 6 to 8+ students. About half of our graduate students are women, about one quarter are international students, and about 10% are under-represented minorities.
Students complete most coursework during the first year, while exploring research opportunities through 1- or 2-month research rotations. A faculty academic advisor assigned in the first year provides guidance and advice.
Students choose a research advisor in spring or early summer of year 1 and develop a Ph.D. research project in with their advisor and input from a thesis committee chosen by the student.
- Topics in Computational and Systems Biology
- Modern Biology
- Advanced Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution
- 66 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Academic Transcript
- The Subjects Taken Page is optional only if you have attached a PDF of your transcript
- English language proficiency test scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English. Test scores must be from within the past two years
- Submitting Adjunct Application Materials
International26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 66 months.
National26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 66 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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