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Department of Biology College of Natural and Social Sciences University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Kearney, NE
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 64%36%
    student ratio
  • 276
    total students
  • $3,898 | $8,060
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 15
    fall application deadline
  • 74%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Science/Math Education Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Biology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 61
    • 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? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • 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

74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 112
    • Accepted 83
    • Acceptance Rate 74
    • Enrolled 56
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 15th May 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for thesis option and for online program applicants if undergraduate GPA is below 2.75), letter of interest
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$3,898
    • Out-of-state tuition *$8,060
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$950.00
    • 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 availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students276
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students276
    • Part-time Percentage94%
    • Full-time Percentage6%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown6%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty21
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPollution injury, molecular biology-viral gene expression, prairie range condition modeling, evolution of symbiotic nitrogen fixation
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

College of Natural and Social Sciences
University of Nebraska at Kearney

2401 11th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849
United States

Julie Shaffer

Graduate Program Chair

Phone: 308-865-8661
Fax: 308-865-8045
Email: shafferjj@unk.edu

Brian Peterson

Graduate Studies and Research Director

Phone: 308-865-1589
Email: msbiology@unk.edu



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