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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Human Genetics

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Human Genetics is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Public Health (MS/MPH)
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
Master of Science (MS) Human genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human genetics
(Certificate) Public health genetics
Master of Science (MS) Genetic counseling
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health genetics

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (above the 70th percentile for the verbal and quantitative tests)
Thesis Required
Final paper; comprehensive exam and thesis defense (for MS)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (above the 70th percentile for the verbal and quantitative tests)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

226
Applied
79
Accepted
27
Enrolled
35%

Applying

135
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th March 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th August 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (above the 70th percentile for the verbal and quantitative tests)
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in biochemistry and behavioral or social sciences (recommended); bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the biological or behavioral sciences from accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 3.0, introductory courses in genetics and calculus
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (above the 70th percentile for the verbal and quantitative tests)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Previous course work in biochemistry and behavioral or social sciences (recommended); bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the biological or behavioral sciences from accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 3.0, introductory courses in genetics and calculus

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

72
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 2.78%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.39%
Two or more races 2.78%
Unknown 6.94%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Male (10)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Search for Alzheimer's disease gene, genetics, factors of oral health, cellular Samoan variant, connections of brain imaging and dementia
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,930,966

Location & Contact

Address 130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Dr. Eleanor Feingold
Acting Chair
Phone: 412-648-3353
Fax: 412-624-3020

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