Welcome to the Human Genetics Pre-Doctoral Training Program

A Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics was established at The Johns Hopkins University in 1957 under the direction of a university-wide committee to train highly qualified persons for academic careers in human genetics. Our program was revised extensively in the mid-80's acquiring a new focus, that of providing a firm foundation in human biology, molecular biology and genetics along with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methodology. The program provides an alternative to the combined M.D./Ph.D. program for those who want to carry out genetic studies in man but do not want the M.D. degree.