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Genetics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #134 (BCR) Bryan, TX, United States
The Program in Genetics is the main interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the Natural Sciences at Texas A&M University providing  research opportunities to aspiring scientist to become creative and resourceful, supporting their development of  transferable skills and advancement to careers in academia, national laboratories, industry, science policy, entrepreneurship, and many more. 
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  • Our students are expected to present their research at national and international conferences and publish in established, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and their teaching experience provides an additional valuable asset for future job opportunities. 
  • Our PhD graduates have been successful in obtaining faculty positions in top research Universities, teaching colleges, as well as companies in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • Conservation and Population Genetics
  • Medical Genetics (Human-Animal) 
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics
  • Plant Genetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission is based on undergraduate record (coursework, laboratory experience, and grades), letters of recommendation, and performance on the GRE test. 

Coursework in general genetics, molecular genetics and biochemistry are essential. 

Applicants whose native language is not English should plan to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Required Documents
  • On-line Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts and Records
  • Official Test Scores
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1211 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1211 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1211 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1211 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    738 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 738 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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