The University of Arizona has a rich history of genetics research, representing the entire range of model, experimental, and applied biological systems. Geneticists at the University of Arizona study genetic model organisms – such as Drosophila and yeasts – the genetics of crop plants and animals of agricultural importance, microbial genetics and virology, evolutionary and conservation genetics, and of course the genetics of human beings and their families with a focus on how their genetics relate to health and disease.
Our faculty’s research is highly impactful, and we are internationally recognized for innovative work, often covering many branches of knowledge within genetics and integrating with “non-genetic” fields of biology. Our investigators collaborate often, with others at the University of Arizona and with others across the United States and throughout the world.
The study of genes, their functions, their interactions, and their inheritance will prepare you for a wide variety of possible careers. Your training at the Genetics program from University of Arizona will prepare you for life-long learning and high impact research in all of the biological and biomedical fields because the concepts of genetics inform all other areas of research.
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- Metagenomics: From Genes to Ecosystems
- Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
- Principles of Genetic Association Studies
- Genetic and Molecular Networks
- Population Genetics
- Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis
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- 60 months
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DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Genetics View 44 other PhDs in Microbiology in United States
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- GPA of 3.5 or higher
- GRE scores are optional
- 3 strong letters of recommendation from college professors, one of whom served as advisor for an independent research study; international students should provide at least one letter from a scientist who works in or is known well the U.S. system
- A strong personal statement indicating basis for interest in genetic graduate study in neuroscience, relevant background, and career goals
- A Curriculum Vitae
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.
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