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Students seeking admission to the Genetics Graduate Program apply to the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. 

Prospective applicants will be evaluated based on grades, GRE scores, three letters of references, and their personal statement.  Prior research experience is a positive factor, but not absolutely required.  A personal interview is strongly encouraged and is an important part of our evaluation process.

Most of our current students majored in a biological science during their undergraduate years. The Graduate Record Examination is required, but a subject test is not.

The application process is completed on-line. Additional information about application documents, selection criteria, and international applicant requirements can be found on the PhD admissions page. 

Contact Information









Rajendra Kumar-Singh, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
Stearns 514
Phone: 617-636-6836
Fax: 617-636-2990

Mammalian Genetics at JAX

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Mammalian Genetics at JAX offers unique research opportunities at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME.

Health Science Campus

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The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development