Human Genetics

The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health is dedicated to genetics research, teaching, and services. Human genetics is the study of how genes influence human traits, diseases, and behaviors, including how genetic and non-genetic factors interact.

Students gain a strong background in all aspects of human genetics as a result of a broad-based curriculum and research opportunities in basic, applied, or clinical genetics. The program emphasizes the study of genetic mechanisms related to the transition from normal to disease states, and how genes and the environment interact to affect the distribution of health and disease in human populations.

Degrees Offered:

  • Human Genetics (MS and PhD)
  • Genetic Counseling (MS)
  • Public Health Genetics (MPH)
  • Genetic Counseling and Public Health Genetics (MS/MPH)
  • Human Genetics and Medicine (MD/PhD)


Graduate School of Public Health


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