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University of Colorado Denver

Program in Human Medical Genetics and Genomics

Aurora, CO

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University of Colorado Denver

Overview

University of Colorado Denver / Program in Human Medical Genetics and Genomics is located in Aurora, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 4

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

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined score of 1205)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
At least 30 semester hours in course work (rotations and research courses taken prior to the completion of the comprehensive examination) and 30 semester hours of thesis/didactic credits prior to defending

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
1
Accepted
1
Enrolled
2%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined score of 1205)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 4 letters of recommendation; prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry (general and organic), physics, genetics, calculus, and statistics (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

10
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 30%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 10%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mapping, discovery, and function of disease genes affecting skin and craniofacial development and autoimmunity; genetics of colon cancer; clinical proteomics; biochemical markers of disease, including cancer; modeling human genetic diseases with patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells; cell cycle control of DNA replication and mutagenesis in yeast and human cancer cells; mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Mail Stop 8300
12800 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO  80206
United States
Contact Dr. Richard A. Spritz
Director
Email: richard.spritz@ucdenver.edu
Phone: 303-724-3107

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