65
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Boston University / Department of Biology is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 11

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

246
Applied
42
Accepted
19
Enrolled
17%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 7th December 7th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 7
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.15%
Black or African American 1.54%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.54%
Unknown 9.23%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Kim McCall
Chair
Email: kmccall@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-5444
Fax: 617-358-0442