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Department of Biological Sciences College of Science Florida Institute of Technology

  • Melbourne, FL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 87
    total students
  • $20,214 | $20,214
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 34%
    acceptance rate
  • 6 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Cell And Molecular Biology Master of Science (MS)
    • Marine Biology Master of Science (MS)
    • Biotechnology Master of Science (MS)
    • Ecology Master of Science (MS)
    • Conservation Technology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 29
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • 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? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

34% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 204
    • Accepted 70
    • Acceptance Rate 34
    • Enrolled 38
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline September 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0, and resume, statement of objectives
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and minimum GPA of 3.2, statement of objectives
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$20,214
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,214
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution 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 institution 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 availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships, tuition remissions

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students87
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students87
    • Part-time Percentage16%
    • Full-time Percentage84%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty17
    • Full-time Percentage94%
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Female Percentage12%
    • Male Percentage88%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchInitiation of protein synthesis in eukaryotic cells, fixation of radioactive carbon, changes in DNA molecule, endangered or threatened avian and mammalian species, hydroacoustics and feeding preference of the West Indian manatee
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,419,623

Location & Contact

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Science
Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
United States

Dr. Richard Aronson

Department Head

Phone: 321-674-8034
Fax: 321-674-7238
Email: raronson@fit.edu

Ms. Cheryl Brown

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 321-674-7581
Fax: 321-723-9468
Email: cbrown@fit.edu



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