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

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

Detroit, MI
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
51%
49%
student ratio
78
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
June 1
fall application deadline
19%
acceptance rate
6 Degrees Offered
degrees 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 13
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • 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? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

19% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 247
    • Accepted 48
    • Acceptance Rate 19
    • Enrolled 25
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes
    • 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; personal statement; three letters of recommendation (two for MA)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, curriculum vitae, statement of goals and career objectives, and three letters of reference, 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 *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students78
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students78
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Full-time Percentage78%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian12%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown6%

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$1,858,112

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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