Ph.D. in Genetics University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters and Science
Graduate training in genetics emphasizes study and research leading to a Ph.D. degree in genetics. The goal of the genetics graduate training program is to train the next generation of professional geneticists. This includes selecting the most promising university graduates for admission to the program and training those students in the methods and logic of genetic analysis. Such analyses are increasingly important in contemporary biological and biomedical research.
The genetics graduate program is supported by the oldest and one of the largest NIH-funded genetics training grants in the country. The strength of genetics research at Wisconsin derives in large part from the Laboratory of Genetics. Still, state-of-the-art genetics research is conducted in many campus departments and centers. Training faculty of the genetics Ph.D. program includes over 80 trainers selected from 22 campus departments and schools based on their scholarly genetics research's strength. A key feature of the trainers is that they conduct genetic research using any number of tools and provide students with a solid foundation of genetic knowledge and experiences. The genetics research pursued on campus provides an exceptional community.