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Department of Biological Sciences College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Chicago, IL
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 68%32%
    student ratio
  • 105
    total students
  • $11,066 | $23,064
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 21%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 7
    • Doctoral Degrees 18
    • 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? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and preliminary exam
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

21% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 152
    • Accepted 32
    • Acceptance Rate 21
    • Enrolled 15
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st 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, previous course work in physics, and calculus, and organic chemistry; minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test, previous course work in physics, and calculus, and organic chemistry; minimum GPA of 2.75
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$11,066
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,064
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$3,004.00
    • 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 availableFellowships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students105
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students105
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Full-time Percentage95%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino12%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian76%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty42
    • Full-time Percentage93%
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchClassical and molecular genetic analysis, modulation of synaptic transmission, molecular ecology, landscape genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, plant nutrition and global climate change, predator-prey interactions and urban wildlife, genetic studies of Drosophila, glutamate signaling in Drosophila, molecular mechanisms of exocytosis and endocytosis, global change biology, plant and ecosystem physiology, isotope ecology, respiration, community
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$4,369,000

Location & Contact

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7128
United States

Prof. Brian Kay

Head

Phone: 312-996-4249
Email: bkay@uic.edu

Prof. Aixa Alfonso

Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 312-355-0318
Email: aalfonso@uic.edu



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