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Department of Biological Sciences College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

  • Detroit, MI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 54%46%
    student ratio
  • 74
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 1
    fall application deadline
  • 14%
    acceptance rate
  • 6 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Cell Development And Neurobiology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Evolution And Organismal Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Molecular Biology And Biotechnology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Biological Sciences Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Molecular Biotechnology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 14
    • 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? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

14% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 270
    • Accepted 38
    • Acceptance Rate 14
    • Enrolled 14
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st March 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for MS applicants), minimum GPA of 3.0; adequate preparation in biological sciences and supporting courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics; curriculum vitae
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, three letters of reference, and statement of goals and career objectives, bachelor's or master's degree in biological or other science
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 6 TWE paper based, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score 85)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • 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 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students74
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students74
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Full-time Percentage89%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian15%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown9%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty26
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage35%
    • Male Percentage65%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchTranscription and chromatin remodeling, genomic and developmental evolution, community and landscape ecology and environmental degradation, microbiology and virology, cell and neurobiology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,688,649

Location & Contact

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Dr. David Njus

Professor and Chair

Phone: 313-577-2783
Fax: 313-577-6891
Email: dnjus@wayne.edu

Ms. Rose Mary Priest

Office Services Clerk

Phone: 313-577-6818
Fax: 313-577-6891
Email: rpriest@wayne.edu



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