How to Apply

2014 GC Students graduationThe Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University offers three programs of graduate study leading to three different degrees: a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Genetics, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Genetics, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Genetic Counseling. Additionally, our department offers a dual Ph.D. in Human Genetics/M.S. in Genetic Counseling.

For more information on applying to one of our graduate programs, please follow the links to the right or contact the appropriate person below:

Rita Shiang, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions for Ph.D and M.S. in Human Genetics
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980033
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0033
Phone: (804) 628-4083
Fax: (804) 827-1124

Tahnee N. Causey, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Director, MS in Genetic Counseling Program
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980033
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0033
Phone: (804) 628-4078
Fax: (804) 828-7094

John M. Quillin, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.G.C.
Director, Dual Degree MSGC/Ph.D. Program
Assistant Director of Research for MS in Genetic Counseling Program
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980033
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0033
Phone: (804) 628-1925
Fax: (804) 827-4100

Heather Creswick, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Director, Certificate Program in Clinical Genetics
Associate Director, MS in Genetic Counseling Program
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980033
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0033
Phone: (804) 828-6245
Fax: (804) 827-4100