Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences, Master of Science in Life Sciences
The Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology (GST), offered through The University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is a multidisciplinary program for full time graduate study culminating in an MS or PhD degree in the emerging field of functional genomics. The GST program provides a firm foundation in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Tuition and a $20,000 stipend are provided to successful applicants.
The GST Graduate Program is designed to take advantage of the unique collaborative opportunity between The University of Tennessee and the National Lab, combining both academic and team-oriented approaches to large-scale research initiatives. Scientists from both campuses participate in teaching and are available to mentor students.
Researchers at the two campuses have expertise in and access to a wide range of research tools and facilities including:
Next Generation sequencing platforms
High-field NMR spectroscopy
Electron & confocal microscopy
Molecular modeling & supercomputing
The new "Mouse House", a world-renowned mouse breeding facility.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.
International Student Requirements:
Inquiries from International Students are welcome. Information about requirements and application procedures can be found on our website.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999