Genetics and Genomics


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Computational Molecular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.); Predictive Plant Phenomics (Ph.D.);

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): All major areas of theoretical and experimental genetics. Animal, Plant, Molecular, Microbial, Bacterial, Biochemical, Genomics and Metagenomics, Statistical, Developmental, Neurogenetics, Gene Expression, Disease Genetics, Computational, Virology, Evolution and Population Genetics.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Carla Harris
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: For guaranteed consideration, please submit your application by January 1st. We will continue looking through applications received until February 1 if there is openings available.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Statement detailing past research experience and present research interests at Iowa State
We would appreciate it if your supplemental materials (resume, research experience, research interests) were submitted as a pdf into the on-line application system.
For more information and requirements for the Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) specialization can be found here.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Genetics and Genomics
2014 Molecular Biology
2437 Pammel Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1079