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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 22, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Human Genetics, MS

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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. 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 interest, MS students pursue mentored research projects culminating in the production and defense of a thesis.

Additional Elective Courses

In addition to the required courses listed above, students must complete at least 11 credits through elective courses within or outside the Department of Human Genetics, HUGEN 2021 Special Studies research credits, or transfer credits from previous graduate level coursework. Elective courses and transfer credits counting toward the degree must be discussed and approved by the student’s academic and research advisors. Students who are not fluent in English are strongly recommended to take a University course in conversational English.

Total Credits: 36

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