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Department of

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology

Molecular Genetics and Human Genetics Graduate Programs

Welcome to our website

If you are contemplating a biomedical research career in the academic, educational, federal or commercial worlds, choosing the proper graduate program for your training is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Not only are you selecting the location for the final stage in your formal education, you are also choosing a home for the next several years.

With the future of medicine and medical practice firmly rooted in recent advances in biochemical and genetic technologies, the graduate programs in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine are ideally placed to provide you with the challenge, intellectual excitement and high-level training necessary to jump-start your career in molecular biology and medicine.

In addition to our traditional PhD program in Molecular Genetics, an exciting new PhD program in Human Genetics is now available to incoming students. The Human Genetics track will focus on quantitative genomics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and clinical genetics. The objective of this track is to provide the student with applied skills enabling a rewarding career in human genetics and genomics.

Opportunities exist for students to apply for special fellowships or scholarships—not only are these prestigious awards but they also carry a modest increase in stipend levels.

One example would be the Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowships (awarded jointly to students at the University of Cincinnati, Dartmouth College and Harvard University).

Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for external fellowships (American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, etc) to support their research endeavors—success in such applications will also result in a meritorious increase in the basic stipend level.

For more information on the application process and to apply to our program please visit the following website.

See our MolGen Handbook for additional information. Additional information and the Handbook for the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati can be found on the following website.


William E. Miller, PhD

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies




William E. Miller, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Genetics Graduate Program Director

More Information

For more information on our graduate programs, please contact us at:

Brenda Cole
Graduate Program Manager

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
P.O. Box 670524
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0524 

Phone: 513-558-5510