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Master’s Degrees in Genetics

280 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in genetics is offered at 63 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 16% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.1% of genetics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Genetics Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 280 students earned their master's degree in genetics. This earns it the #188 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

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 Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for genetics majors with their master'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 master's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in genetics. About 76.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 66
Women 214
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Genetics

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 186
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Genetics Master's Degree Students

There are 63 colleges that offer a master’s degree in genetics. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for genetics students seekinga master's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 17 people received their master's degree in genetics from UW - Madison. Of these students, 65% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arcadia University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,683 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Arcadia. About 100% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Pitt. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#4

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in genetics. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at LIU Post. About 100% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. Roughly 48,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The genetics program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 13 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their master's degree is Tulane University of Louisiana. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Tulane. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Roughly 39,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at UC. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#8

Stanford University

Stanford, California
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women

Stanford University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,857 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,479 per year.

The genetics program at Stanford University awarded 11 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Connecticut. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in genetics from UCONN. About 73% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brandeis University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,940 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their master's degree in genetics from Brandeis. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#11

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Miami comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in genetics. Roughly 17,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at U Miami. Of these students, 56% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of South Carolina - Columbia. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their master's degree in genetics from UofSC. Of these students, 100% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for genetics majors who are seeking their master's degree is Emory University. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,800 per year.

The genetics program at Emory University awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in genetics. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at IUPUI.

#12

Manchester University

North Manchester, Indiana
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Manchester University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their master's degree in genetics from Manchester University. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#12

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The genetics program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,737 per year.

The genetics program at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

University of North Carolina at Greensboro comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in genetics. Each year, around 20,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

The genetics program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro awarded 7 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in genetics. Roughly 31,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 master's degrees were handed out to genetics majors at Columbia. Of these students, 43% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in genetics. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their master's degree in genetics from Yale. Of these students, 57% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 6,495
Ecology & Systematics Biology 2,138
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1,642
Biotechnology 1,469
Other Biological Sciences 1,462

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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