About Our Program

Graduate Program

Students enrolling in the interdepartmental Ph.D. program in genetics are encouraged to obtain a broad background in genetics while being flexible enough to permit students to choose a program of formal courses that fits their individual needs. Courses are chosen from the Genetics Program list as well as from participating departments.

Students conduct research rotations in 3 faculty labs before affiliating with one of these for their thesis research. To earn their PhD in Genetics, students will complete and publish a significant research project. To help prepare students for academic careers, they will participate in an interactive course in scientific integrity, and they will serve as part-time Teaching Assistants for 2 semesters. Thus, our PhD graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of their postdoctoral paths.

Subtrack

Computational Genetics 

The area of Bioinformatics that deals with computational analysis of large datasets from all branches of Genetics research.  This subtrack provides students with strength both in the biological aspects of Genetics and in the computational theory and tools for bioinformatic analyses.

Typical Year of Graduate School in the Genetics Program

Description of first and second year requirements in our program

Student Manual

Handbook of Student Guidelines and procedures (revised August 2, 2016)

Undergraduate Program

The Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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