The Bioinformatics Professional Science Master’s program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) began in 2001 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The program focuses on students’ professional development through an interdisciplinary curriculum, research experience, and internships, to prepare graduates to serve in the research, managerial, or technical fields of bioinformatics. Over 20 faculty and staff members from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematical Sciences contributed to the program’s development, mentoring, and continued growth. UTEP envisions that this PSM program will evolve into a research-focused educational hub for Bioinformatics within the Border Region. Currently, 11 students are enrolled in the program and 44 have graduated since the program’s inception.
Level 1 - The program has publically available descriptive data, including number of participants. However, no statistical analyses have been conducted.