M.Sc. On Campus

Genetics and Genomics

Iowa State University

12 months
27380 USD/year
25684 USD/year
10140 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The diversity of faculty in the Genetics and Genomics major at Iowa State University ensures a broad, well-balanced education from the best instructors, while offering flexibility in choice of research area. 


About this Degree

Genetics and Genomics faculty have strengths in many areas, from fundamental studies at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels, to research with immediate practical application. Ongoing research projects span all the major areas of theoretical and experimental genetics, including genomics, molecular studies of gene regulation, gene mapping, genetics of disease, transposable element studies, developmental genetics, quantitative and statistical genetics, computational molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, and population genetics.

Learning Goals that students in this Genetics and Genomics program at Iowa State University are expected to meet include:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in the area of study. 1. Measurable outcomes a. Passing the qualifying exam b. Passing the defense with an appropriately written discussion of the research findings c. Proposed research in the area of study d. Scholarly productivity (papers, posters, grants, etc.)
  • Plan and conduct research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data. 1. Measurable outcomes a. Passing the prelim b. Passing the dissertation defense c. Publication of research results d. Presentation of conference abstracts (poster) e. Oral presentation of scientific data
  • Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing. 1. Measurable outcomes a. Talks b. Abstracts c. Posters d. Papers e. Grant proposals

Programme Structure


  • Ethics and Biological Sciences
  • Special Topics
  • Workshop in Genetics
  • Graduate Student Seminar in Genetics
  • Faculty Seminar in Genetics
  • Conceptual Foundations of Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE's are optional. Statement detailing past research experience and present research interests at Iowa State
  • We would appreciate it if your supplemental materials (resume, research experience, research interests) were submitted as a pdf into the on-line application system.
  • Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13690 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12842 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5070 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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