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University of Michigan

Department of Human Genetics

Ann Arbor, MI

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Overview

University of Michigan / Department of Human Genetics is located in Ann Arbor, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Human genetics
Master of Science (MS) Genetic counseling
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human genetics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 3

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
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Research project (for MS in genetic counseling)
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Oral preliminary exam, oral defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

257
Applied
38
Accepted
16
Enrolled
15%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree; 3 letters of recommendation; advocacy experience (for the MS in genetic counseling)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree; 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

44
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.27%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown 6.82%

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Faculty

39
Total faculty
Full-time - 39
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular and developmental genetics, genetics of Mendelian and complex human disease, genome biology, statistical and population genetics, epigenetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,600,000

Location & Contact

Address 4909 Buhl Building
1241 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
United States
Contact Mr. Jeffery R. Holden
Chief Department Administrator
Email: jholden@umich.edu
Phone: 734-764-6361
Fax: 734-763-3784

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