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Human Genetics

University of Pittsburgh

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
46814 USD/year
46814 USD/year
27590 USD/year
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About

The MS in Human Genetics (MSHG) program at the University of Pittsburgh prepares students for careers as contributing members of genetics and genomics research teams in academia or industry.

Overview

Graduates of the program often go on to PhD level study and become independent scientists. The flexible curriculum provides a broad background in the field while allowing customized emphasis on laboratory genetics or genetic data analysis. 

In addition to core coursework and advanced classes in a chosen area of concentration, MS students pursue mentored research projects culminating in the production and defense of a thesis

Students in the Human Genetics, at the University of Pittsburgh, interested in laboratory genetics will carry out research projects performing benchtop experimental studies in laboratories within the department or across the Schools of the Health Sciences. Students can further customize their training by choosing among many elective courses in human genetics, cell biology and molecular physiology, cellular and molecular pathology, immunology, molecular genetics and developmental biology, molecular pharmacology, and molecular virology and microbiology.

Genetic Data Analysis

  • Students interested in genetic data analysis will carry out applied analysis or methodological research projects related to clinical or epidemiological studies. 
  • Students will work as members of statistical and computational research groups within the department or across the schools of the health sciences. 
  • Students can further customize their training by choosing advanced coursework in human genetics, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, computational and systems biology, and epidemiology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Bioinformatic Resources For Geneticists
  • Scientific Writing In Human Genetics
  • Special Studies
  • Human Population Genetics
  • Human Genetics 
  • Special Studies Human Genetics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission to the Department of Human Genetics are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. 
  • You must apply for the MS human genetics, MPH, and PhD programs through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. 
  • Applications for the MS in Genetic Counseling Program and MS in Genetic Counseling/MPH in Public Health Genetics dual degree program must be submitted through SOPHAS Express. 
  • Please note, SOPHAS submits applications to Pitt Public Health only after all required materials are received. Applicants who have submitted applications may track their status online.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46814 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46814 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    27590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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