Master of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Bioinformatics

Lawrence Technological University is pleased to announce Bioinformatics as an exciting new concentration in the Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Bioinformatics is the blending of mathematics, statistics and computer science to analyze biological, biochemical and biophysical data. The explosion of genomic information resulting from the Human Genome Project has resulted in the need for the creation and maintenance of large databases. Bioinformatics has many applications in the areas of cancer detection, the design of new drugs, discovering cures for genetic diseases, cloning threatened species, creating new bio-materials, developing disease-resistant crops, influenza surveillance and vaccine strain selection.


To offer an applied Master of Science in Computer Science program that give students computational tools and skills to explore, understand and analyze vast amounts of biological data. The curriculum emphasizes analytical skills and in-depth technical knowledge blending mathematics, computer science and biology.

MSCS Features

The MSCS program is open to students who have a computer science undergraduate degree and to non-computer science undergraduates who work in the field. Students with a non-computer science bachelor's degree may be required to take one or more pre-core courses in order to gain sufficient preparation for the successful completion of the program.


In order to be eligible for admission, the prospective graduate student should:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 3.00 grade point (out of 4.00)
  2. Submit a completed application to LTU Office of Admissions
  3. Have all official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended sent to the LTU Office of Admissions

Transfer Credit

At most two classes (no more than 6 hours) may be transferred into the program. Classes considered for transfer credit must be at the graduate level, related to the concentration or computer science, have 3.00 grade or higher and received the approval of the advisor.




To contact Dr. Gus Azar, MSCS program director, call 248.204.3659 or send e-mail to  You may also contact the department office at 248.204.3560 or by e-mail to  To speak with someone in LTU's Office of Admissions, dial 248.204.3160.