Texas A&M University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics


Texas A&M University

4220 TAMU

College Station, TX 77845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Genetics;(offered in 16 departments across campus as follows: Animal Science, Biochemistry/Biophysics,Biology, Entomology, Forest Science, Horticulture Science, Medical Biochemistry and Genetics, Medical Microbiology/Immunology, Plant Pathology/Microbiology, Poultry Science, Soil and Crop Science, VeterinaryAnatomy/Public Health, Veterinary Microbiology/Parasitology, Veterinary Pathobiology, Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology and Wilflife and Fisheries Science)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Since 1988, 118 Ph.D. and 60 M.S. graduate degrees in genetics have been awarded. Genetics graduates have gone on to productive careers, including more than 10% whom have gone on to faculty positions at universities, and others who hold important positions in industry.The target enrollment for new graduate students is currently set at 15+ students per year. Most incoming graduate students are supported by Teaching Assistant positions for the undergraduate genetics labs. Other students are supported from Regents' Fellowships awards. Travel grants are awarded once a semester (including summer), which allow students to attend and present their work at scientific meetings around the country. The graduate program currently has 65 students from the United States and around the world, including students from Canada, China, Colombia, France, India, Russia and Venezuela.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

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