North Carolina State University - Program Of Genetics

The University wide Program in Genetics consists of 53 faculty members in 14 Departments and four Colleges, who have research interests spanning all aspects of genetics from molecules to populations. The program also administers outstanding undergraduate and graduate training programs in genetics.

Program in Genetics


The Graduate Program in Genetics is currently accepting applications for M.S. and Ph.D. students for the Fall 2017 semester!


This 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 utilize a wide range of traditional and non-traditional model systems in their research. We consider graduate students to be professionals in training, and provide a well-rounded program of academic, research and professional training. Students are intimately involved in program activities have a strong voice in shaping the program. We provide broad and comprehensive graduate training in genetics and also flexible academic programs tailored to meet the background and career goals of the individual student.

Further information can be obtained by sending email to Melissa Robbins or Trudy Mackay.

Graduate Training

The Program in Genetics provides a strong and well-balanced series of graduate study and research training leading to the PhD degree and two types of Masters degrees. The Master of Science is a research degree and the Master of Genetics is a non-thesis degree. The Program also offers a graduate minor for selected students in other NC State graduate programs.

Course Requirements

The course requirements in the Program in Genetics are designed to provide students with a strong background in this basic science.

Graduate Student Support

The Genetics Program has funding opportunities for qualified applicants to the Graduate Program through faculty-funded research assistantships and University and other fellowship programs..

Applying For Graduate Study

An overview of the required documents, timeline, and procedures for submitting your online application for admission.

Research Facilities

In addition to modern equipment in individual laboratories, a number of core facilities on the NCSU campus provide state-of-the art equipment and services.

North Carolina State University College of Sciences Intranet p: 919.515.2292
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Program in Genetics
Box 7614
N.C. State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7614