Admission to the Molecular Genetics and Genomics graduate programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the graduate programs of the School of Medicine. Applicants for the M.S. program must have an undergraduate degree with a major in biology or related science. Students with backgrounds in mathematics or computer science are also encouraged to apply, as are students with significant research experience. Applicants should submit a personal statement, resume, transcript and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Program. The Graduate Record Examination is not required, but is recommended. International students must be proficient in English and demonstrate a satisfactory performance on the TOEFL English proficiency examination. Members of the admissions committee will interview select applicants.
The Plan A MS degree requires completion of Master's Thesis Research and Direction (MGG 8999, Cr. 8), which includes original research and writing and defense of a thesis. The Plan B MS degree requires completion of Master's Essay in Molecular Genetics and Genomics. The MS degree requires 34 credit hours to graduate. Students in the MS program enroll in the following courses.
|MGG 7010||Molecular Biology and Genetics||4|
|GS 0900||Essential Research Practices: Responsible Conduct of Research||0|
|FPH 7015||Biostatistics I||3|
|MGG 7015||Introduction to Genetics||2|
|MGG 7030||Functional Genomics and Systems Biology||2|
|MGG 7050||Bioinformatics: theory and practice||3|
|MGG 7091||Scientific Communication||2|
Elective courses in Molecular Genetics and Genomics
|MGG 7020||Metabolism and Disease||2|
|MGG 7400||Molecular Biology of Cellular Signalling||2|
|MGG 8010||Quantitative Data Analysis for Biological and Medical Sciences||2|
|MGG 8680||Advanced Topics in Molecular Genetics and Genomics||1-3|
|MGG 8770||Molecular Biology of Mitochondrial Disease||2|