The objectives of the graduate program are to advance the education of university professors and to prepare researchers and professionals specialized in various subareas of Genetics, according to the research areas of the professors that compose our teaching staff.
The laboratories in which the students do their research are well equipped, and they are widely used by students and professors from other graduate programs who wish to implant in their universities research techniques that are in use in the Genetics Department of the University of Sao Paulo Ribeirao Preto Medical School. Candidates for a Master’s degree in Genetics are expected to become well prepared for teaching; to this end, the students take courses that encompass the major areas of genetics. Doctoral candidates are expected to take more specialized courses that have to do with their line of research and in other areas relevant to their research project.
Our program accepts students that have undergraduate degrees in one of the biological sciences (biologists, agronomists, medical doctors, veterinarians, animal science professionals, pharmacists, biochemists, etc.). A medical degree is required for those who seek a degree in Medical Genetics.