• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
The Department of Genetics Genome Sciences embraces a unified program devoted to outstanding research and teaching in all areas of genetics, with particular emphases on genetics and genomics, human and model system genetics, animal models of human disease, stem cell models of human disease, epigenetics and other areas.
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Programs offered lead to the PhD, combined MD/ PhD degree, MS with a special emphasis in genetic counseling, or MS/MA dual degree in genetic counseling and bioethics. In addition to required and elective coursework, students participate in ongoing journal clubs, research seminars, and grand rounds. A program of departmental and interdepartmental seminars by outstanding visiting scientists provides regular exposure to a broad range of current research in genetics.

The Center for Human Genetics is an integral part of the Department of Genetics and consists of both research and clinical laboratories involved in human and clinical genetics. This center supports research and clinical programs focusing on the molecular basis of inherited disease, human genetic disease mapping, and the genetic dissection of complex disease, as well as providing clinical care and training for postdoctoral fellows and genetic counseling students.

The Center for Computational Genomics is an interdisciplinary research and training program involving faculty in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the School of Engineering. The center provides opportunities to combine research in genetics, genomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, and systems biology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology I 
  • Molecular Biology I 
  • Complete 3 lab rotations 
  • Research in Genetics
  • Advanced Eukaryotic Genetics I 
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive exam 

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English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants who have completed undergraduate courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry (preferably organic chemistry), and biology may apply. Applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination
  • No minimum GRE or TOEFL score is required
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

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