Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics PhD

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Program Description

The MS and PhD programs in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics (GGB) prepare students to contribute to exciting new research essential to the success of 21st-century medicine, novel treatments and cures. The program is expressly designed to develop innovative and creative scientists, with an emphasis on the "how and why" of GGB research, and its broader significance to science and medicine. The GGB faculty-scientists engage graduate and doctoral students in cutting-edge research across diverse disciplines, directing approximately $20 million in research funding annually.

Program Contact

Jacobs School Office of Graduate Education
955 Main St., Room 6130
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-3398

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $85

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.