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Genetics at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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Genetics at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Every genetics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the genetics program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

Pitt is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 32,277.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Genetics section at the bottom of this page.

Pitt Genetics Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Genetics
  • Doctorate Degree in Genetics

Pitt Genetics Rankings

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There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in genetics, making the school the #38 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Genetics Student Demographics at Pitt

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the genetics majors at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Pitt Genetics Master’s Program

74% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 26% of genetics master's degrees went to men and 74% went to women.


Of the students who received a genetics master's degree from Pitt, 58% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the genetics master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 32% of degree recipients. That is 4% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus with a master's in genetics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 11
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Careers That Genetics Grads May Go Into

A degree in genetics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Medical Scientists 7,970 $114,370
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Biological Science Professors 3,250 $94,510
Biological Scientists 660 $73,550


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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