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Texas A&M Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics

The Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics and Genomics is the premier interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the Natural Sciences at Texas A&M University and offers research opportunities in a diverse range of Specialties: Bioinformatics and Genomics; Conservation, Population and Evolution Genetics; Medical Genetics; Microbial Genetics; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics; and Plant Genetics. The Program provides research opportunities to aspiring scientists in these various fields for successful careersin academia, government, and industry. Completion of the Ph.D. degree requires core curriculum coursework, preliminary examinations, teaching, and the development, completion, and defense of a research project. Generally, 4 to 5 years of study is required to complete 96 semester hours. The Ph.D. degree is awarded principally on demonstrated ability to conduct significant and original scientific research. The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics welcomes all applicants without discrimination and is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment where all learners, including those with disabilities, have access to university resources.

The free online application is now open for fall 2022 admissions until December 1, 2021. 

They offer: 

·      100 Genetics faculty members available as academic advisors  

·      Three rotations in the first semester to find the best fit for a permanent lab 

·      Collaborative, interdisciplinary research opportunities 

·      Access to cutting edge facilities 

·      Events to foster community 

·      Opportunities to obtain graduate certificates to prepare for specialized careers  

·      Customized training aligned to student’s career goals 

Teaching and Research Assistantships including a stipend ($30K/year), tuition and fees, and health insurance. More information can be found here.