Columbia University offers three online biology-related master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Bioethics, a Master of Science in Computer Science - Computational Biology, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Systems Biology. Bioethics is a 36-hour interdisciplinary track that explores ethical issues in medicine and biotechnology. The 30-credit computational biology... M.S. is for students who want to explore computer applications in biomedical research. The electrical engineering program studies the use of electricity and electromagnetism in energy transmission and storage.
The online courses are offered through Columbia Online distance learning tools and technologies. Columbia has an extensive alumni network and provides career and networking databases. Special tuition rates are available for U.S. service members and veterans.
Applications (with fee) can be completed and submitted online. All three programs require GRE scores and a minimum GPA for the student’s undergraduate degree, which varies by program. Online tutorials, library access and ask-a-librarian services, and other digital resources are available to remote students.