University of Colorado Denver

Graduate School

Human Medical Genetics


Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Box C-284

MS C296

Denver, CO 80262

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program in Human Medical Genetics is an interdisciplinary program instituted to provide research training in the rapidly developing area of human genetics, especially as it regards medical aspects of the discipline. During the first year of study, a basic core of courses provides the student with a fundamental background in biological sciences and includes advanced biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, eukaryotic genetics, and molecular biology. Experimental approaches to areas in human genetics are introduced after the core curriculum and include population genetics and introduction to human genetic disease, among other topics. Research opportunities are offered in a broad range of interdisciplinary areas, including cancer genetics, genomics, human genetic and chromosomal disease, inherited metabolic disease, basic human molecular biology, structural investigation of mutant human proteins, and nucleic acids. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows multifaceted focus on human medical genetics.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508

Locale: Large City

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