Program Highlights

The graduate program in Genome Sciences trains students at the interface of several disciplines to prepare them for the challenges of modern biology and medicine. Our goal is to address leading edge questions by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches that take advantage of genomic information now available for humans, model organisms and a host of other species. The program emphasizes extensive research experience within an interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art research environment.

an outstanding training program:

The University of Washington consistently ranks among the top 3 recipients of NIH funding.
The University of Washington is ranked 7th in the world for articles in Nature and Nature's research journals
The UW was ranked 3rd in the nation in genetics / genomics / bioinformatics programs by US News & World Report.
UW Genome Sciences was ranked at the top of its field by Academic Analytics.
The National Research Council has given UW Genome Sciences its highest ranking.
UW Genome Sciences was given the 2010 Gold Star award by the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate for outstanding services to graduate students.

a wide variety of research options:
Genome Sciences doctoral students may choose from over 50 training faculty members when selecting a thesis research laboratory.

full funding:
All students receive full funding, including a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend for living expenses (currently $31,320) for the duration of their studies, subject to sufficient academic progress.

outstanding facilities:
The Department of Genome Sciences is located in the William H. Foege Building.

certificate programs / Advanced Data Science track:
Genome Sciences grads have the option of enrolling in the Computational Molecular Biology or Molecular Medicine certificate programs, if these programs match your research interests. The department has also just introduced a Advanced Data Science option in the Genome Sciences PhD program, open to any interested students.

application deadline:
The application deadline is December 1 for all applicants, for admission beginning the following Autumn Quarter. 

Seattle:
Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, enjoys a mild climate and a spectacular natural setting of mountains and water. There are three National Parks within a three hour drive.  Outdoor recreational opportunities -- skiing, hiking, boating, biking, and more -- are everywhere.

If you're more of a city person, you'll find Seattle is filled with bookstores, cafés, and all the cultural amenities one would expect in a large city.  Seattle boasts an extensive system of parks and bike paths, hosts major film and music festivals, and provides any number of entertaining diversions to accompany the area's natural wonders. Looking for a best of both worlds place? You've found it. For more information, see our Seattle page.

for more information, contact Brian Giebel (bgiebel [ a t ] uw.edu).