graduate program information sessions:
Join us via Zoom to learn more about the Genome Sciences Ph.D. program. Program faculty, staff, and grads will be available to provide a brief overview of the program and answer your questions.
Tuesday, October 19, 4:00 p.m. pacific time
Wednesday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. pacific time
To receive the session Zoom location, please register here.
The graduate program in Genome Sciences trains students at the interface of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, evolutionary theory, and proteomics to prepare them for the challenges of modern biology and biomedical research. Our goal is to prepare graduates for a variety of exciting careers, including research and teaching in academia, research in the biotech industry, and the communication of science to the public. To achieve this, students learn 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’s centerpiece is 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.
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 60 training faculty members when selecting a dissertation research laboratory.
All eligible students receive full funding, including a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend for living expenses ($40,008 as of July 2021) for the duration of their studies, subject to sufficient academic progress.
The Department of Genome Sciences is located in the William H. Foege Building on the waterfront of the main Montlake campus of the University of Washington medical school.
CMB certificate and Data Science track:
Genome Sciences grads have the option of enrolling in the Computational Molecular Biology certificate program. The department also offers two Data Science options in the Genome Sciences PhD program, open to any interested students.
Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate:
Interested students have the option of enrolling in the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate offered via the UW's Foster School of Business.
The application deadline is December 1 for all applicants, for admission beginning the following Autumn Quarter. Please note that prospective students applying for a fee waiver (see below) must apply 7 days before the December 1 deadline.
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for more information, contact Brian Giebel (bgiebel [ a t ] uw.edu).