- Three lab rotations during the first academic year. The rotations provide students the opportunity to explore different research interests prior to the selection of a Ph.D. supervisor.
- Coursework. All students are required to take 4 core courses during their first year and then additional graduate level coursework specific to their CMB Track.
- ICMB Seminar Series: Students should attend the seminars held weekly. These seminars give students the opportunity to participate in discussions with faculty and peers about various topics and research problems.
- Teaching. In the fall or spring of the second year, students are required to fulfill a one long-semester teaching assistant requirement. A TA Training Workshop is offered annually and must be completed prior to the first TA-ship.
- Qualifying Exam. To be admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree, the student must complete preliminary examination in the spring of the second year. The exam consists of a presentation and defense of a National Institutes of Health grant proposal based off of the student's research. A Grant Writing and Presentation Skills course is required in the fall of the second year to help the student prepare for the qualifying exam.
- Track specific requirements. All CMB students join a specific CMB track at the start of their second year. Each track has specific course requirements that must be fulfilled. Requirements vary, and tracks typically require 1-2 additional elective requirements.
- The Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology hosts an annual retreat in the Texas Hill Country. The three-day event is an exciting opportunity for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students to meet and discuss science in an informal setting.
- Conduct independent, original research under the direction of a faculty member; the results of this research constitute the dissertation.
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Molecular Sciences Biochemistry Genetics View 152 other Masters in Genetics in United States
- An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
- A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.
International18162 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9081 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National18162 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9081 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State9216 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4608 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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