Academic Catalog

Molecular Genetics and Genomics (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

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.

Program Requirements

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 7010Molecular Biology and Genetics4
GS 0900Essential Research Practices: Responsible Conduct of Research0
FPH 7015Biostatistics I3
MGG 7015Introduction to Genetics2
MGG 7030Functional Genomics and Systems Biology2
MGG 7050Bioinformatics: theory and practice3
MGG 7091Scientific Communication2

Elective courses in Molecular Genetics and Genomics

MGG 7020Metabolism and Disease2
MGG 7400Molecular Biology of Cellular Signalling2
MGG 8010Quantitative Data Analysis for Biological and Medical Sciences2
MGG 8680Advanced Topics in Molecular Genetics and Genomics1-3
MGG 8770Molecular Biology of Mitochondrial Disease2

All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the School of Medicine governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

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