48 months
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The Program in Genetics is the main interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the Natural Sciences at Texas A&M University and offers research opportunities in a diverse range of Specialties: Bioinformatics and Genomics; Conservation and Population Genetics; Medical Genetics; Microbial Genetics; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics; and Plant Genetics.


OUR GOAL is to provide 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.

Key Features 

  • Since the first graduate degree in Genetics was awarded in 1914 at Texas A&M University, over 300 PhD and 200 MS degrees have been awarded in Genetics. 

Programme Structure

Research areas:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is based on undergraduate record (coursework, laboratory experience, and grades), letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose. Applicants whose native language is not English should plan to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Applicants to the Genetics Program undergo a holistic evaluation by our Admissions committee. 
  • Applicants with unique experiences or circumstances are encouraged to describe those in their applications, as we are particularly interested in recruiting a diverse array of outstanding students.

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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