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Human Genetics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The Master of Science program in human genetics prepares students for careers as contributing members of genetics and genomics research teams in academia or industry. Graduates of the program often go on to PhD level study and become independent scientists.

Overview

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.

To promote the scientific progress of genetics as a field of study; to advance the health of the public by investigating the impact of genetics on the causes and treatment of disease; to promote evidence-based disease prevention; to educate health sciences professionals and the public at large regarding hereditary and acquired genetic conditions; and to appreciate the role of genetic diversity within human populations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Genetics Seminar
  • Introduction To Gene Mapping
  • Clinical Genetics Case Conference

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • QPA of 3.0 of higher (undergraduate degree)
  • undergraduate or graduate calculus with a 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores in at least the 50th percentile or higher in all categories

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
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