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Boston University

Department of Biology

Boston, MA

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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

Degree Number 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

Degree Requirement
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

Exam Details
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
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.15%
Black or African American 1.54%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
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

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