Educational Programs

 Graduate Programs

Students in the department pursue Ph.D. and M.S. degrees through training in either of two graduate programs within the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  In addition to research training, these programs offer students numerous opportunities to participate in research seminars presented by leading scientists and to build career skills through courses and workshops.

Genes & Development Graduate Program

The Genes and Development (G&D) Graduate Program is for students seeking advanced training in biomedical research on the fundamental molecular mechanisms that control growth and cell differentiation, and that cause cancer and other human diseases. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Lindheim at

Human and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program

The Human and Molecular Genetics (HMG) Graduate Program is for students seeking advanced training in genetics, focusing on molecular mechanisms of human disease.


Additional Training Opportunities

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Many of the labs in the Department of Genetics offer research training for undergraduates. Opportunities are available year-round. During the summer many college students pursue research in the department through one of the MD Anderson summer research programs. For any of these opportunites, please look at our faculty members research interests, then contact them directly to apply to their lab. 

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DISCOVER is an online application system for MD Anderson educational programs. 

Visa and Immigration Services

For immigration information and questions, please contact the Visa and Immigration Services office.

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Fax: 713-792-6229
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