Graduate Studentship

School of Health Professions, The University of Texas MD Anderson Center, Houston, Texas, 77030
MS in Diagnostic Genetics - Graduate Studentship: Rewarding Careers in Genomic Medicine
February 01 2018
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Full Time
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks applications for its 2018-2020 class for Master of Science (MS) degree program in Diagnostic Genetics at its School of Health Professions. The two year MS program is tailored to individuals seeking careers in this cutting-edge field of Genetics and Genomics. The two-year thesis-based program provides graduate students with a rigorous project-based curriculum and the opportunity to conduct ambitious and rewarding cutting-edge research in laboratories led by expert faculty at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. The program thrives on state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and training facilities in next-generation sequencing, microarrays, and bioinformatics at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and fruitful collaborations with other institutes within the Texas Medical Center.

The MS program offers two study tracks:

  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Cytogenetic Technology

Areas of study include:

  • Cancer Genetics and Genomics - Precision Oncology
  • Infectious Disease Genomics –  Outbreak Surveillance
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Genetics and Genomics
  • Cytogenetic Technology
  • Bioinformatics in Diagnostic Genetics - NGS Data Analyses

Key features of our MS Program include:

  • The most affordable in-state tuition program in the State of Texas
  • 100% gainful employment upon graduation
  • 100% 1st attempt pass-rate on clinical certification exams
  •  Outstanding faculty and research cores
  •  World-class laboratories and facilities
  •  A curriculum centered on an innovative project-based learning approach
  •  Professional development skills, mentorship and networking
  •  Low student-to-faculty ratio

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-School of Health Professions invites students from around the world to apply to the MS Program in Diagnostic Genetics. Admissions criteria include a strong foundation in genetics, cell and molecular biology, prior research experience, and a passion for biomedical research to improve human health and well-being. A BS in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or related fields along with GRE are required; Applicants with PhD, MD are exempt from GRE requirement. International students must demonstrate US degree equivalence along with GRE and TOEFL scores.

For or further details on research areas, eligibility and how to apply, refer to:

Contact for more information

Peter Hu, Ph.D., FACSc

Professor and Program Director


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