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Boston College

Department of Biology

Chestnut Hill , MA

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Boston College

Overview

Boston College / Department of Biology is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
23
Accepted
7
Enrolled
31%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 2.78%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.78%
Unknown 13.89%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular cell biology and genetics, cell cycle, neurobiology, developmental biology, structural and cellular biochemistry, vector biology, infectious disease, bioinformatics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Welkin Johnson
Chairperson
Email: welkin.johnson@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-4223

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