Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Genetics is currently accepting applications for M.S. and Ph.D. students for the Fall 2017 semester! The deadline to apply for full financial consideration is December 31, 2016.


The NC State University Genetics Graduate Program was established in 1952 and is one of the longest running genetics graduate programs in the USA.

The graduate training faculty are a highly interactive group performing research in all aspects of genetics from molecules to populations. Our research encompasses behavioral genetics, biomedical genetics, computational genetics and bioinformatics, evolutionary, population and quantitative genetics, and molecular, cellular and developmental genetics. Our faculty utilizes a wide range of traditional and non-traditional model systems in their research.

We consider graduate students to be professionals in training. The Program provides broad and comprehensive well-rounded professional training in genetics academia, research, and teaching experience. Students are intimately involved in program activities and have a strong voice in shaping the program. The Genetics Graduate Program also provides flexible academic pathways tailored to meet the background and career goals of the individual student.

Further information can be obtained by sending an email to the Genetics Program Coordinator, Melissa Robbins or to the Graduate Program Director, Trudy Mackay.