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Program in Molecular Biology and Genetics School of Medicine Wayne State University

  • Detroit, MI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 50%50%
    student ratio
  • 22
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 13%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics -- Interdisciplinary by Design, Excellence by Practice

The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics is interdisciplinary by design, built around modern molecular genetics and genomics, and comprising basic biomedical researchers, physician-scientists, computational scientists, and genetic counselors. This mix allows the Center to run the gamut from basic research to clinical genetics to translation to the bedside, and in some cases, all the way to a biotech company.

The Center's underlying goal is excellence in molecular genetics and genomics and molecular medicine in order to increase the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.

The Center is committed to education and research. Its educational programs prepare students for academic or industrial careers and emphasize eukaryotic molecular and cellular biology with distinct applications to genetics, genomics and molecular medicine. Additionally, students can elect to pursue subspecialties in neuroscience or computational biology and bioinformatics. Students receive intensive laboratory training starting their first year, and work continuously with faculty members engaged in projects at the forefront of biomedical research.

Some of the benefits offered by the Molecular Biology and Genetics graduate program at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics are: 1) Cross disciplinary approaches to translating basic science into medical breakthroughs; 2) Diverse faculty member interests with strong track records in laboratory to clinical achievement; 3) Over 28,000 square feet of interactive and open laboratory space; 4) Excellent student-run programs and camaraderie including an annual retreat and weekly seminars; and 4) Location in an urban medical center housing the largest single-campus medical school in the country.

Specialty areas in the Center include Genomics, Human Genetics, Neuroscience, Cancer, Development, Cardiovascular Disease, Reproductive Biology, Perinatology, Mitochondrial Disease, Evolution, Computational Biology, Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling, and Systems Biology.

The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics grants admission to students who have superior records of achievement in their previous studies and exhibit potential for success at advanced levels. Applicants typically hold bachelor's or master's degrees with above average grade point averages and solid backgrounds in basic science. Successful applicants have above average Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. A strong performance on a GRE subject test is also recommended but not required. International students must show proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 100 (computer based).

Interested students should please apply online at http://gradadmissions.wayne.edu/apply.php and should each upload the following documents to the application: A completed application, resume, personal statement of goals and objectives for obtaining a Ph.D., 3 letters of recommendation, original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, TOEFL (Institutional Code: 1898. Departmental Codes: 06 Genetics or 74 for Molecular and Cellular Biology) and GRE (Institutional Code: R1898. Departmental Codes: 06 Genetics or 74 Molecular and Cellular Biology).

For early consideration, interested students should apply by January 15, 2015. The application deadline for all prospective students is March 1, 2015.

The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics offers graduate research assistantships, which provide tuition, an annual stipend, and health insurance. No separate application is needed for financial aid.


Location & Contact

Program in Molecular Biology and Genetics

School of Medicine
Wayne State University

540 East Canfield 3127 Scott Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
United States

Dr. Lawrence Grossman

Director

Phone: 313-577-5323
Email: l.grossman@wayne.edu

Dr. Gregory Kapatos

Professor, Director for Education, and Graduate Officer

Phone: 313-577-5965
Fax: 313-993-4269
Email: gkapato@med.wayne.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
    • Cellular Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • 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? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

13% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 45
    • Accepted 6
    • Acceptance Rate 13
    • Enrolled 4
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline February 1st January 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (chemistry or biology), minimum GPA of 3.0, strong background in one of the chemical or biological sciences, three letters of recommendation, and personal statement, interview
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (chemistry or biology), minimum GPA of 3.0, strong background in one of the chemical or biological sciences, three letters of recommendation, and personal statement, interview
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based, TWE recommended, 6 TWE paper based, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score 85)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • 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 submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 31
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students22
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students22
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Full-time Percentage95%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian95%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHuman gene mapping, genome organization and sequencing, gene regulation, molecular evolution
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$2,600,000



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