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Department of Biology College of Life Sciences Brigham Young University

  • Provo, UT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 28%72%
    student ratio
  • 36
    total students
  • $5,950 | $5,950
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 71%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biology Master of Science (MS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Biological Science Education Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 6
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required, Required and prospectus, defense of research, defense of thesis
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and prospectus, defense of research, defense of dissertation
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 21
    • Accepted 15
    • Acceptance Rate 71
    • Enrolled 11
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology), minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of course work
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology), minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of course work
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 580 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$5,950
    • Out-of-state tuition *$5,950
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students36
    • Female Percentage28%
    • Male Percentage72%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students36
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino11%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian83%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty21
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage10%
    • Male Percentage90%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSystematics, bioinformatics, ecology, evolution
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$811,054

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

College of Life Sciences
Brigham Young University

401 WIDB
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Dr. Dennis Shiozawa

Chair

Phone: 801-422-4972
Fax: 801-422-0090
Email: dennis_shiozawa@byu.edu

Mrs. Gentri Glaittli

Graduate Secretary

Phone: 801-422-7137
Fax: 801-422-0090
Email: biogradsec@byu.edu



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