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Doctor’s Degrees in Genetics

343 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in genetics is offered at 68 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 23% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 21.9% of genetics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Genetics Majors

In 2018-2019, 343 doctor's degrees were awarded to genetics majors. This makes it the 65th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in genetics at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 666
Doctor’s Degree 343
Master’s Degree 280
Undergraduate Certificate 15
Graduate Certificate 14
Basic Certificate 8

Earnings of Genetics Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for genetics majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for genetics students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in genetics. About 51.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 166
Women 177
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Genetics

The racial-ethnic distribution of genetics doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 178
International Students 75
Other Races/Ethnicities 23
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Genetics Doctor's Degree Students

There are 68 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in genetics. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
25 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Duke. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#2

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
21 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington University in St Louis is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,250 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at WUSTL. Of these students, 48% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
20 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Roughly 29,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at UNC Chapel Hill. About 60% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The genetics program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Iowa State University. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in genetics from Iowa State. About 40% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their doctor's degree in genetics from UW - Madison. Of these students, 36% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,729 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in genetics from UTHealth. About 77% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The genetics program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in genetics. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in genetics from UC Davis. About 67% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Yale University. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

The genetics program at Yale University awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas
11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baylor College of Medicine comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Baylor College of Medicine. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#12

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Michigan State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Michigan State.

#13

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Texas A&M College Station. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#13

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in genetics. Each year, around 27,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

The genetics program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#15

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dartmouth College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,605 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,605 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Dartmouth. About 71% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Harvard. About 71% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Chicago. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at UChicago. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#18

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in genetics. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

The genetics program at University of Alabama at Birmingham awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 32,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in genetics from Pitt.

#18

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Thomas Jefferson University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in genetics. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in genetics from Thomas Jefferson University.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to genetics that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 1,608
Biochemistry & Biophysics 1,064
Ecology & Systematics Biology 801
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 778
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 756

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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