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Genetics, Doctor of Philosophy

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more courses in each of the following: organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics (calculus and statistics), physics, introductory genetics
  • Research experience highly desirable
  • Broad background in biology

Note: Deficiencies in the subjects listed can be remedied after admission.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based9317171717
TOEFL Paper-based5805252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + QuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 201111004.5
On or after August 1, 20113024.5

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Genetics Area Program

  • Genetics Area Program application (download  form from website)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use provided form)
  • Personal statement