University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Graduate School

Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics


1720 2nd Avenue South


Birmingham, AL 35294

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

UAB's Genetics and Genomic Sciences Graduate (GGS) provides students with an outstanding, flexible, didactic training experience to prepare them for independent and innovative careers in research. We emphasize a broad approach to the fundamental principles of genetics and genomics, and offer a large pool of mentors with expertise in a wide variety of research areas. The Genetics and Genomic Sciences Graduate Theme offers close day-to-day interactions between students and faculty, both in the classroom and the laboratory. The research interests of our faculty span the fields of genetics, genomics, cancer, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology. Modern molecular approaches are used to study gene structure, expression and function in diverse experimental systems from humans and mice to bacteria. The GGS is also designed to permit close collaborations during the Ph.D. training period between graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, while also encouraging full participation in the larger community of biological scientists at UAB. All students admitted to the program receive all program tuition & fees paid, single-coverage student health insurance, and $26,500 yearly stipend. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015. Apply by December 1 for priority consideration!


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Accreditation

International Student Requirements:

• TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score no more than two years old.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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