Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences American University

Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
45%
55%
student ratio
20
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 2
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 31
    • Accepted 24
    • Acceptance Rate 77
    • Enrolled 12
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test, statement of purpose, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableInstitutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students20
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students20
    • Part-time Percentage10%
    • Full-time Percentage90%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian61%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian11%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown11%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty19
    • Full-time Percentage89%
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNeurobiology, cave biology, population genetics, vertebrate physiology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

College of Arts and Sciences
American University

Hurts Hall 101 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8007
United States

Dr. Colin Saldanha

Department Chair

Phone: 202-885-2194
Fax: 202-885-2182
Email: saldanha@american.edu

Kathleen Clowery

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions

Phone: 202-885-3621
Fax: 202-885-2429
Email: clowery@american.edu


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