Ph.D. On Campus

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Emory University

48 months
43800 USD/year
43800 USD/year
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The Genetics and Molecular Biology program of Emory University offers exciting broad based training in the fields of genetics and molecular biology and their related disciplines of biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology and epigenetics.



To provide the basis for advanced research, introductory courses covering both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems are taken in the first year of the Genetics and Molecular Biology program of Emory University. 

First-year students obtain practical research training by participating in eight-week rotations in the investigators' laboratories of their choice. These rotations provide the basis for selecting dissertation topics and mentors. After completing the first year, students tailor their curriculum from a large list of specialized courses in genetics and molecular biology, as well as other areas of current biological sciences.

All courses emphasize critical thinking, constructive literature evaluation, and presentation skills. Seminar courses occurring each semester focus on current topics in genetics and molecular biology and are presented by investigators within and outside of Emory. Students also present their findings in research-in-progress meetings, which are attended by their peers and the faculty.

Student invited speakers, small group teaching experiences, and training in the ethical conduct of research round out the overall list of activities that occur as students conduct research and prepare their dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Statistics for Experimental Biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Topics in Bioscience
  • Population Biology and Evolution of Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B+ (recommended)

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the GMB program should have strong undergraduate backgrounds in the physical, chemical, biological, or behavioral sciences. 
  • Three general criteria are used to evaluate applicants: GPA, research experience, and letters of recommendation. Over the last 5 years, accepted students have had better than a B+ average, and strong undergraduate or professional research experiences. Students must indicate that they are highly motivated for a career in biological or biomedical research.
  • Students who have strong qualifications in all but one of these predictors of graduate performance and who can provide evidence of a productive experience in laboratory or field science will also be considered for admission.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must also complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    43800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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