FAQ

What is your average time to degree?

5.5 - 6 years.

How many applications do you receive on average?

Around 120 applications.

How many students do you admit on average?

Generally around 20 students.

How many students do you interview on average?

Approximately 28 candidates.

How many training faculty are there to choose from?

What is the stipend?

$28,500 plus tuition, health insurance, and a $500 transition award for incoming students with expenses for starting graduate school.

What kind of jobs do your alumni have?

Some are in academia as professors, others are in the biotech industry or non-profit research institutions, and still others are in a wide variety of scientific positions.  See the GMB Alumni page.

What journals do your students publish in?

47 GMB students graduating since 2007 have published 172 papers in high-level scientific journals such as Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLoS Genetics, Genome Research, Development, Immunity, Nature Neuroscience, Cancer Research, and Nature Cell Biology.

Funding

The GMB Program is supported in part by a T32 Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health (T32 GM008490-21 Predoctoral Training Program In Genetics), the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, and the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Emory University.