What will I learn?

The Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering offers a program leading to degrees in Bioinformatics at both the master’s and doctoral levels.

The UIC College of Engineering offers learning, research and internships for a fulfilling career. Engineering and computer science graduates excel in areas from biotechnology, cybersecurity and information technology to nanotechnology, civil infrastructure, and energy/environmental technology.

The college’s 20 student organizations offer hands-on learning and professional development. More than 500 companies and organizations have hired UIC students and graduates over the last two years. UIC engineering graduates help drive social and economic progress in business, industry, government and education.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (Minimum 96 semester hours from the baccalaureate)

Tuition fees
US$29,684.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

23 August 2021


College of Engineering

College of Engineering (M/C 159),

851 South Morgan,



60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed 4-5 year bachelor.

For international students

  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
  • Tests Required GRE General, quantitative reasoning percentile rank above 50%.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
  • TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (New Paper-Based—after August 2018); 550 (Institutional Testing Paper-Based—prior to August 2018), OR,
  • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
  • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

University of Illinois at Chicago ranks No. 7 on the Best Values list by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • World-class research focus and facilities