Indiana University

College of Arts and Sciences



Wright Educational Building, 201 North Rose Ave.

940 E. Seventh Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Microbiology Molecular Biology & Genetics Plant Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Genetics has been a cornerstone of research at Indiana University for decades. Among the 53 faculty currently in the Department of Biology, over half actively employ genetic approaches in their research. Areas of exploration include animal and plant development, bacterial processes and behavior, cell division, tissue specification, and control of gene expression in a wide array of animal, plant, bacterial, and cultured cell systems. Graduate training in Genetics is via entry into the Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) program and includes a first-year core curriculum, research rotations, and instruction and lots of practice in critically evaluating scientific literature, writing grants, and giving talks. A faculty mentor and group of advisory faculty train students in how to perform independent, rigorous, and creative research using powerful approaches and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Opportunities to learn teaching strategies and develop teaching skills are also provided. Visit the Program Website for more information about the department and the Apply Website for online and downloadable application materials.


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

International Student Requirements:

All international students are required to take the TOEFL. Written TOEFL of 600 or more, and an IBT score of 100 or more.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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