The Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine is committed to advancing genetic research and mentoring the next generation of scientists through undergraduate training, graduate programs, and postdoctoral opportunities.


Genomics Diversity Summer Program

The  Genomics Diversity Summer Program (GDSP) is a 9-week, research-intensive residential program for undergraduate students. GDSP scholars come to Stanford to receive training and perform research in laboratories affiliated with the Department of Genetics. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity regardless of previous research experience.

Learn more about the Genomics Diversity Summer Program here.

The Stanford Summer Research Program cohort of 2019.

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Genetics provides opportunities for graduate study in all major areas of modern genetics, including identification and analysis of human disease genes, molecular evolution, gene therapy, statistical genetics, application of model organisms to problems in biology and medicine, and computational and experimental approaches to genome biology.

Learn more about the Genetics Ph.D. Program here.

White Coat Ceremony. Incoming 2021 cohort celebrates!

Incoming 2020 students gather together after their white coat ceremony. 

The incoming Genetics Ph.D.cohort in 2019.


Master’s Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling

The Master’s Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling is a translational two-year program that combines coursework, research projects, and fieldwork rotations into a multifaceted training curriculum that is immediately clinically applicable.

Learn more about the Master’s Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling here


Postdoctoral Studies

The Department’s cutting-edge research would not be possible without our postdoctoral scholars. We are always recruiting up-and-coming scientists, and have laboratories that cover a wide range of research interests.