Frequently Asked Questions-M.S. in Computational Biology - Carnegie Mellon University

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application fee and when is the application deadline?

How much is tuition?

Is there financial support for graduate students?

Is health insurance provided?

Are international students accepted?

What are my chances of being accepted to the M.S. program?

Are M.S. students able to serve as Research Assistants (RAs) or Teaching Assistants (TAs)?

Where should transcripts be mailed?

Do you accept photocopies of GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS reports or transcripts?

Is there a minimum GRE score?

Are subject GREs required?

What are the Carnegie Mellon codes for the GRE test?

Is there a minimum TOEFL score?

What are the Carnegie Mellon codes for the TOEFL test?

How many copies of each transcript should I submit?

Are there required forms or formats for the online recommendation letters?

What should be included in the three online recommendation letters?

What information should be included in my Statement of Purpose?

Will I be able to take courses from other departments at Carnegie Mellon?

Is the Masters in Computational Biology Program a good alternative for students primarily interested in [Computer Science, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, or Data Sciences, etc]?

What are the placement statistics?

How do I get my transcript evaluated and GPA calculated?

How do I get my international transcript officially evaluated and calculated on a 4.0 scale?

Do I need to have any previous programming experience?

Do I need to have any previous coursework in Biology?

Do you admit students in the spring or summer semesters?