• Application Deadline
  • 2 months
  • English


Improvements in modern biology have led to a rapid increase in sensitivity and measurability in experiments and have reached the point where it is often impossible for a scientist alone to sort through the large volume of data that is collected from just one experiment. 

The Statistical Analysis in Bioinformatics Certificate is part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters Program from the University System of Maryland - USMx.

For example, individual data points collected from one gene expression study can easily number in the hundreds of thousands. These types of data sets are often referred to as ‘biological big data’ and require bioinformaticians to use statistical tools to gain meaningful information from them.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about the R language and environment and how to use it to perform statistical analyses on biological big datasets.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Intensity 8 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      8 weeks, 8-10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
  • Basic R Programming
  • Applying packages in the R environment to determine changes in gene expression
  • Applying packages in the R environment to locate genes in a full genomic sequence


  • Dr. James Coker - Associate Professor and Program Chair, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Specializations, University of Maryland University College

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements


  • Undergraduate biology
  • A programming language
  • Undergraduate statistics

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 249 USD per year and a duration of 2 months.
  • National Applies to you

    249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 249 USD per year and a duration of 2 months.
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