Ph.D. On Campus

Human Genetics

University of Utah

36 months
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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The Department of Human Genetics at University of Utah is dedicated to studying the genetic control of development and disease. Research interests of our faculty are wide-ranging and include the identification of genes implicated in human disease using the major model systems for genetic research: C. elegans, Drosophila, mice, and zebrafish. 


Human Genetics at University of Utah research interests include bioinformatics, genomics, statistical genetics, population genetics, clinical genetics, and evolution. Evolutionarily-conserved genetic pathways important for development, growth, and physiology are a major focus of study as well as the genetics underlying disease risk and complex disease traits. 

Learning outcomes

Researchers in the Department collaborate widely with both basic science and clinical labs on campus. Our faculty also participate actively in graduate education. The Eccles Institute of Human Genetics houses graduate programs in Genetic Counseling and Molecular Biology as well as the Genetic Science Learning Center, which develops science and health education materials

Programme Structure

  • Students are required to do assigned course work, complete at least three years of independent laboratory research beyond the bachelor’s degree, take preliminary written and oral examinations, and submit a written dissertation defended through an oral examination. 
  • Course work is specified by the student’s supervisory committee and relates to the dissertation subject. New students become acquainted with research programs of faculty members through laboratory rotations.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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90 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
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