Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Type Private non-profit
Established 1865 (1865)
President Laurie Leshin
Provost Bruce E. Bursten
Location Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Crimson and gray
Nickname Engineers
Website wpi.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=18539

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a private non-profit research university in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. The university focuses on the instruction and research of technical arts and applied sciences across its more than 50 degree programs. WPI is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1] The university enrolled 6,573 students, and it ranked 60 among all national universities and 42 among "Best Value Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Minor in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
?? credit hours over six courses
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/study/bioinformatics-computational-biology-minor

B.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
??? credit hours; NOTE: "Undergraduate students can save time and earn a combined BS/MS in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology in five years, or even less time in some cases."
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/study/bioinformatics-computational-biology-bs

M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
33 credit hours, completed in roughly two years
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/study/bioinformatics-computational-biology-ms

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
90 credit hours; The program URL also links to the course catalog, which has more details.
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/study/bioinformatics-computational-biology-phd

Additional external links

References

  1. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/standard.php. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. "Worcester Polytechnic Institute". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/wpi-2233. Retrieved 14 December 2016.