Following are the top schools for genetics programs:

Pennsylvania State University (Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences)
- The National Research Council has ranked the Huck Institutes’ Plant Biology, Genetics, and Physiology programs among the top PhD programs nationwide in their respective fields. The Penn State Genetics program was ranked in the top 20% of 42 Genetics and Genomics programs at US public universities along with programs at the University of California-Berkeley and University of Michigan.

Stanford University
- It is ranked 1st nationally in Genetics / Genomics / Bioinformatics graduate programs (US News 2011).
- The Ph.D. program in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine provides opportunities for graduate study in all major areas of modern genetics.

University of Georgia
- The Department of Genetics offers one of the best undergraduate majors in the United States.
- The undergraduate major in genetics was established in 1983. It provides a strong base for biological science-oriented careers.

Emory University
- The Department of Human Genetics (DOHG) was founded in 2001 as part of the Emory University School of Medicine through the restructuring of the Department of Genetics and the incorporation of the entire Division of Medical Genetics from the Department of Pediatrics.
- In 2003, a year after the DOHG was founded, it is ranked 27th in the country in NIH support to genetics departments.

North Carolina State University (NCSU)
- The Department of Genetics has strong international reputation in molecular, developmental and quantitative genetics and excellent graduate training program.
- In the National Research Council’s ranking of research doctorate programs, NCSU’s program in Molecular and General Genetics was ranked in the top 3 of the nation’s land grant universities.

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