Application Information

CBB is part of the Yale program of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS). BBS is an umbrella program that incorporates a number of different areas of biological research. Students apply to the CBB track of the BBS program and are part of this track for their first year of studies. After their first year, students join the CBB interdepartmental program and work towards a degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Alternatively, students may join any of the other departments associated with BBS if they find that another department better fits their interest after the first year.

Prospective students may apply through the Yale Graduate School’s online application (with some specific BBS information here). Applications are due by December 1st every year for the following fall term.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants are expected 1) to have a strong foundation in the basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry and mathematics, and 2) to have training in computing/informatics, including significant computer programming experience.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is not required and will no longer be accepted.

Note: Applicants for whom English is not their native language are also required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This requirement is waived only for applicants who will have received a baccalaureate degree, prior to matriculation at Yale, from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction (see the full requirements here).