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Program in Molecular Biology School of Medicine University of Utah

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 50%50%
    student ratio
  • 32
    total students
  • $5,259 | $18,569
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


Discover the University of Utah -- A Special Place for Graduate Studies

The University of Utah is where gene mapping was discovered (RFLP analysis), where gene knockouts were first performed, and where many genes causing cancers of the colon and brain were first cloned. Utah is a national leader in developmental genetics, structural biology, cancer biology, and several other areas. Program faculty are drawn from the Departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Human Genetics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Oncological Sciences, and Pathology, and are organized into research interest groups in the general areas of Biochemistry/Structural Biology, Cancer/Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Genetics, Microbiology/Immunology, and Neurobiology.

There are many advantages for graduate students entering the Interdepartmental Program in Molecular Biology. The broad and rigorous first-year curriculum offers strong training in all aspects of modern molecular biology. All students are fully funded and there is no teaching requirement in the first year of the Program. All students also have the opportunity to complete four laboratory rotations in the first year with Program faculty, allowing students to make a well-informed decision about their selection of a thesis advisor and Ph.D. research project. The application is also FREE!

Living in Utah and Salt Lake City

At the University of Utah, students discover how great it is to live in Utah and Salt Lake City. Utah offers incredible natural beauty, with the University of Utah located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain Range, a world-renowned skiing, hiking, and mountain biking destination. Students can visit the University of Utah's Web site or the Web site for the Utah Office of Tourism and see how the combination of science and lifestyle in the area are unmatched anywhere else in the nation.

Financial Aid

The 2013-2014 fellowship amount is $26,000 per year plus a $1,000 starting allocation. Despite the relatively low cost of living in Utah, the fellowship usually undergoes an increase during students' graduate career. Additionally, tuition waivers and health and dental insurance are provided to all Program students.

The Molecular Biology Graduate Program, at the University of Utah, is integrated within the Biosciences Graduate Programs that include the Biological Chemistry, Neuroscience, and MD/PhD Programs.

Location & Contact

Program in Molecular Biology

School of Medicine
University of Utah

15 North 2030 East Room 1400 EIHG
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
United States

Dr. Carl Thummel


Phone: 801-581-5207
Fax: 801-585-2465

Jamie Lodermeier

Administrative Program Coordinator

Phone: 801-587-5677
Fax: 801-585-2465

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 450
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled 32
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th December 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, personal statement, and transcripts, letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$5,259
    • Out-of-state tuition *$18,569
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$841.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableStipends ($26,000)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students32
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students32
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown52%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty121
    • Full-time Percentage99%
    • Part-time Percentage1%
    • Female Percentage26%
    • Male Percentage74%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBiochemistry/structural biology; cancer/cell biology; genetics; developmental biology; gene expression; microbiology/immunology and neurobiology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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