Many trainers in the Genetics program have primary appointments in the Laboratory of Genetics.
UW-Madison also houses a number of internationally recognized research centers and facilities, including the Biotechnology Center and the Genome Center, the UW Carbone Cancer Center, the J. F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution, the Center for High Throughput Computing, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the National Magnetic Resonance Facility, and the Biotron.
Application components include:
1. Personal, Academic and Background Information
2. Statement of Purpose/ Reason for Graduate Study
Please discuss your experience and prospective research areas as specifically as possible so that we may relate your background and interests to our department. You may find it helpful to refer to the Research area of our website when writing your statement. Only one statement can be uploaded to the online application, if you are applying to more than one program you are welcome to email your Genetics statement to Martha Reck at email@example.com
3. Three Letters of Recommendation
The three letters should be from research mentors and professors and should address your potential to perform Genetics research at the PhD level, in addition to your aptitude and performance in intellectual and creative pursuits pertinent to scientific research.
4. Unofficial transcripts
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the admissions process. However, if you are offered admission you will be required to send official transcripts to the department.
Please include in detail your research experiences, work experiences, publications and posters, honors, awards, and interests.
6. Test Scores
The GRE is required and the GRE subject test (biology or biochemistry) is recommended. Official scores will need sent to UW- Madison, use code 1846. If your native language is not English or your undergraduate instruction was not in English, you are also required to submit TOEFFL scores.
7. $75.00 Application Fee
Steps to complete your application:
1. Review the UW- Graduate School Admissions requirements.
2. Complete the online application and pay the application fee.
3. Request letters of recommendation.
4. Submit your official GRE and TOEFFL scores to institution code 1846.
If you would like to check your application status you may do so by logging into My UW. Every effort is made to check documents off of your application checklist in a timely manner, however, please allow 3-5 business days for updates to occur. If you have forgotten your NetID or password, assistance is available here.
If you have specific questions about the program or need to submit a Genetics Statement of Purpose please contact Martha Reck at firstname.lastname@example.org .