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University of Washington

Institute for Public Health Genetics

Seattle, WA

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Overview

University of Washington / Institute for Public Health Genetics is located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Genetic epidemiology
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public health genetics
(Graduate Certificate) Public health genetics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam TOEFL for international students
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam TOEFL for international students
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
16
Accepted
7
Enrolled
62%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam TOEFL for international students
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of Purpose, CV or Resume, transcripts, minimum 3 recommendations, supplemental question (optional), Personal History Statement (optional)
Doctoral Degree Exam TOEFL for international students
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of Purpose, CV or Resume, transcripts, minimum 3 recommendations, supplemental question (optional), Personal History Statement (optional)
Additional Entrance Requirements Certificate application, transcript, CV or Resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$27,436
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 3
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 30%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (80%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular Epidemiology; Evolutionary Genetics; Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications; Population Genetics; Genomic and Precision Medicine
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 357232
Seattle, WA  98195
United States
Contact Dr. Bruce S. Weir
Director of the Institute for Public Health Genetics
Email: bsweir@uw.edu
Phone: 206-221-7947

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