Department of Biology College of Humanities and Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Biology College of Humanities and Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
33
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
28%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 15
    • 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? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • 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

28% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 32
    • Accepted 9
    • Acceptance Rate 28
    • Enrolled 8
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 15th Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, BS in biology or related field
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based; 100 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students33
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students33
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Full-time Percentage67%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian87%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown7%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMolecular and cellular biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, systematics, physiology and developmental biology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

College of Humanities and Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University

901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-9005
United States

Dr. Donald Young

Chair

Phone: 804-828-1562
Email: dyoung@vcu.edu

Dr. Jennifer Stewart

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 804-828-1562
Fax: 804-828-0503
Email: jstewart@vcu.edu


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