PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genomics

The PhD In Molecular Genetics and Genomics is a research-intensive graduate program that prepares students for careers in academia or industry. Molecular Genetics and Genomics graduate students receive broad training in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, genomics, functional genomics, systems biology, bioinformatics, and computational and statistical methods. A major component of their training is in conducting dissertation research in one of the focus areas of center faculty. Doctoral candidates receive intensive laboratory training, working closely with faculty on projects at the forefront of biomedical genetics and genomics research. Students can apply to the PhD program or to the combined MD-PhD program. A focus on Computational Biology is also offered within the PhD program.  Additional details about the curriculum can be found here.
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Financial Support

Ph.D. students are funded by a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) that includes a competitive stipend, paid tuition, and subsidized medical insurance.

Questions about the program?

For general questions and more information about how to apply, please see the FAQs or contact the CMMG Program Coordinator, Ms. Suzanne Shaw at 313-577-5325 or If you would like to talk with our Graduate Officer Professor Russell Finley, Ph.D. about the program please feel free to contact him at