2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Human Genetics

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Human Genetics


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2022

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General and Subject optional

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose.

Applicants are expected to hold a bachelor's degree, with preparation in physics, biology and chemistry, and exposure through upper division courses in specific areas that may include: genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology, virology, physiology, and immunology. Because of the high mathematical content of some areas of human genetics, advanced courses in mathematics may be substituted for biologically oriented courses. More advanced degrees (M.S., M.D. or equivalent) are also acceptable.

Program Name

Human Genetics

Human Genetics is the major for the Genetics and Genomics home area in Graduate Programs in Bioscience.

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants, and only under exceptional circumstances admits students into the M.S. program. 

Major Code



Human Genetics Graduate Program at UCLA
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-7088


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