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20 Master of Science Programs in Genetics

A master's degree is a post-graduate certificate that focuses more deeply on a given subject than a bachelor's degree. A Master of Science is more focused on the analytical side of a subject when compared to a Master of Arts. What is an MSc in Genetics? Genetics is the study of genes, which are complicated biological tools. A firm understanding of biology and life sciences is a must because this f… Read more

A master's degree is a post-graduate certificate that focuses more deeply on a given subject than a bachelor's degree. A Master of Science is more focused on the analytical side of a subject when compared to a Master of Arts.

What is an MSc in Genetics? Genetics is the study of genes, which are complicated biological tools. A firm understanding of biology and life sciences is a must because this field includes an in-depth study of heredity and gene mutation. Gene expansion and genetic mutation are two possible areas of focus, and both require an analytical mind and keen attention to detail. Expect to spend some time in the classroom and some in the lab.

Some areas of genetics require the use of specialized tools; you could learn how to navigate a standard lab or database system. These abilities can help you find the job you want. Another skill often gained in this program is determination since the experiments in genetics often are repeated on a large scale.

Scholarships, stipends and grants can offset some of the costs of this degree. Look at research institutions as they often are interested in co-funding a student in the sciences. The costs you should expect depend on the location of the school you choose and whether you go full-time or part-time.

With a degree in genetics, expect to work somewhere in the science or medical field. Geneticists are involved in creating cures for rare illnesses and biological tools to combat human-driven issues such as climate change and crop uniformity. Knowledge of genetics is also useful in many public policy debates, so this degree can open a career as a science advisor.

There are many schools across multiple countries that offer a degree in genetics. You can find the best fit by using personal information to narrow your search. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Turku
Turku, Finland

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an expli ... +

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an explicit evolutionary biological perspective in the study of nature, thereby increasing capacity for understanding patterns and processes, on scales varying from the cellular to the ecosystem level. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology and molecular biotechnology. The c ... +

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology and molecular biotechnology. The common basis is within molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits in an organism. Emphasis is put on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods. Training in entrepreneurship and processes of innovation and commercialisation in the molecular biotechnology field provides a fundamental base for careers in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. A majority of the graduated students continue with PhD studies, often within the biomedical research field. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Our Master of Science in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental pr ... +

Our Master of Science in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year program, you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
29 Aug 2022
Campus
 

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University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeki ... +

This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
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KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Leuven, Belgium

The base of this program is the study of molecular and cellular processes active in micro-organisms, plants, animals, and humans. You acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular ... +

The base of this program is the study of molecular and cellular processes active in micro-organisms, plants, animals, and humans. You acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, nanobiology, physiology, and immunology. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
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Bilkent University Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Ankara, Turkey

The graduate programs are organized to provide excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the de ... +

The graduate programs are organized to provide excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the department are on molecular genetics (genetic predisposition to cancer, tumor suppressor genes, gene-disease associations), molecular biology (regulation of transcription, differential expression, epigenetics), molecular cell biology (cell cycle, apoptosis, signal transduction). Immunology, bioinformatics, metabolic diseases. -
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Full-time
Part-time
4 - 14 semesters
English
Campus
 
St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Twickenham, United Kingdom

The MSc in Nutrition and Genetics aims to educate students in molecular biology principles that explain the interactions between human DNA and nutrition. The degree provides s ... +

The MSc in Nutrition and Genetics aims to educate students in molecular biology principles that explain the interactions between human DNA and nutrition. The degree provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the progress, advantages and limitations of personalised nutrition. Finally, the programme will provide students with the necessary practical skills associated with molecular nutrition techniques. -
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Full-time
English
Sep 2022
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University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole-genome sequences have turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest-growing areas of biology. Quant ... +

The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole-genome sequences have turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest-growing areas of biology. Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis is part of a suite of programmes offering specialist routes in Animal Breeding & Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, or Human Complex Trait Genetics. Based in the internationally renowned Institute of Evolutionary Biology, this MSc draws from the wealth of expertise available there, as well as the teaching, research expertise and facilities of Scotland’s Rural College, the University’s Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Unit and the Roslin Institute (birthplace of Dolly the sheep). Each year the syllabus is fine-tuned to suit current issues in evolutionary, plant, human and animal genetics. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The program objectives are to train students to become researchers in the field of genetics and breeding and eventually become independent plants and animal breeders, based on ... +

The program objectives are to train students to become researchers in the field of genetics and breeding and eventually become independent plants and animal breeders, based on their in-depth genetic understanding. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, ... +

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. These topics all rely on a solid background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Brandeis University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Waltham, USA

Brandeis University's Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counseling is a two-year course of study integrating coursework with clinical experience in an environment that encoura ... +

Brandeis University's Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counseling is a two-year course of study integrating coursework with clinical experience in an environment that encourages close student/faculty interaction. Ordinarily, the program is completed in two academic years and the intervening summer. The program places a strong emphasis on human molecular genetics while providing in-depth course work in counseling theory and technique as well as extensive clinical training. Fieldwork and clinical internships are an integral part of the program. To read more, visit the program website. Application information can be found below. Brandeis notifies applicants the same day as other schools accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC). -
MSc
English
 
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, USA

Work is offered for the doctor of philosophy [Ph.D.] and master of science [M.S.] degrees with a major in genetics and genomics. There are fourteen participating departments. ... +

Work is offered for the doctor of philosophy [Ph.D.] and master of science [M.S.] degrees with a major in genetics and genomics. There are fourteen participating departments. The diversity of faculty in the interdepartmental genetics program ensures a broad, well-balanced education from the best instructors while offering flexibility in the choice of specialization. Genetics and Genomics faculty have strengths in many areas, from fundamental studies at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels, to research with immediate practical application. Ongoing research projects span all the major areas of theoretical and experimental genetics, including molecular studies of gene regulation, gene mapping, transposable element studies, developmental genetics, quantitative and mathematical genetics, evolutionary genetics, and population genetics. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Louisiana State University LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
New Orleans, USA

The Department of Genetics is one of six Basic Science departments at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). The Genetics Department is located on the six ... +

The Department of Genetics is one of six Basic Science departments at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). The Genetics Department is located on the sixth floor of the Clinical Sciences Research Building, .a state-of-the-art research facility. The Department of Genetics offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Genetics and participates in the Masters of Biomedical Sciences program. The department has outstanding faculty, researchers, and community educators that can cut across disciplines to fulfill our mission to provide state of the art education, research, and community outreach, in the area of genetics. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, USA

Join the world-renowned Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Integrating education, healthcare, and humanism, this celebrated program pr ... +

Join the world-renowned Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Integrating education, healthcare, and humanism, this celebrated program prepares genetic counselors to work in a growing, dynamic field. The mission of the Human Genetics program is to improve health care for all people by educating genetic counselors so they are prepared to meet the current and future needs of their clients, their communities, their profession, and society at large. Established in 1969, the program was the first of its kind in the United States. It remains the largest graduate program in genetic counseling in the world. -
MSc
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Southern California University of Health Sciences
Whittier, USA

Genomics is revolutionizing nearly every area of biomedical research and healthcare practice. SCU’s Master of Science in Human Genetics & Genomics (MSHGG) (Pending WSCUC a ... +

Genomics is revolutionizing nearly every area of biomedical research and healthcare practice. SCU’s Master of Science in Human Genetics & Genomics (MSHGG) (Pending WSCUC approval) includes not only traditional genetics, but also the latest developments in genomics research, advanced diagnostic technologies, and gene editing. The program is designed for students seeking a genomics-centered biotechnology career in industry or academia. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree can benefit from the advanced knowledge of the rapidly growing field of genetics and genomics. The MSHGG degree is also valuable to clinical laboratory scientists who wish to further their careers and expand their opportunities. The MSHGG degree provides state-of-the-art knowledge in genetics and genomics to meet the demands of biotechnology, academia, and clinical practice. -
MSc
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