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Department of Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences The University of Alabama

  • Tuscaloosa, AL
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 92
    total students
  • $9,200 | $22,950
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 5
    fall application deadline
  • 22%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Master of Science (MS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • 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? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required and optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and preliminary written and oral exams
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

22% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 85
    • Accepted 19
    • Acceptance Rate 22
    • Enrolled 14
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 5th December 5th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 5th December 5th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$9,200
    • Out-of-state tuition *$22,950
    • 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 awardsJuly 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students92
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students92
    • Part-time Percentage2%
    • Full-time Percentage98%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino1%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown1%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty38
    • Full-time Percentage97%
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMolecular and developmental genetics, limnology, microbiology, systematics, neurobiology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,536,466

Location & Contact

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Alabama

PO Box 870344
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

Dr. Patrica Sobecky

Chair

Phone: 205-348-1807
Fax: 205-348-1786
Email: psobecky@as.ua.edu

Dr. Stevan Marcus

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 205-348-8094
Fax: 205-348-1786
Email: smarcus@as.ua.edu



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