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Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Human and Molecular Genetics

Richmond, VA


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Virginia Commonwealth University


Virginia Commonwealth University / Department of Human and Molecular Genetics is located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral and written exams



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100


Focus of faculty research: Genetic epidemiology, biochemical genetics, quantitative genetics, human cytogenetics, molecular genetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-9005
United States
Contact Dr. Paul B. Fisher
Phone: 804-628-3506
Fax: 804-827-1124