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Application for Admission

Admission to the Genetics graduate program is primarily through the Integrated Life Sciences program (ILS) though students may choose to enter Genetics through the Integrated Plant Sciences portal (IPS). ILS provides applicants with a flexible gateway to graduate programs throughout the life sciences. All of the Genetics department faculty are members of the ILS program, and many are part of IPS. In either of these programs, during your first semester at UGA you will complete research rotations in three different labs, after which you will choose a major advisor. At that time you can choose to join the Genetics graduate program.

For application deadlines and instructions, see the ILS website here and the IPS website here

If you have particular questions about research opportunities at UGA, you should directly contact the faculty members who are doing the research you find intriguing. We are excited to hear from you! Having that connection established can also help during the interview and admissions process.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Bob Schmitz [ ], the graduate coordinator for Genetics, with your specific concerns.

The University of Georgia, and its many units, are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.  Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

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