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Baylor University

Department of Biology

Waco, TX

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Department of Biology / Department of Biology is located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 28
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 7.69%
Black or African American 1.92%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.92%
Unknown 0%


Male (38%)
Female (61%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 2
Male (23)
Female (11)


Focus of faculty research: Tropical disease, wetland ecology, odulatory peptide discovery and biotechnology, mosquitocidal nectar plants, biocomputing approaches to discover antimicrobial peptides and other modulatory peptides, production of targeted antimicrobial peptides in e coli and plant expression systems, plant produced nanoparticle vaccines, ecology, rna and mrna biology, ecophysiology, foraging behavior, spatial ecology, diving vertebrates, life history trade-offs, functional morphology, mammals, study of inland
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1311 S 5th St.
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Taube
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 254-710-2097

Baylor University