Boston, MA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
77
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 7
fall application deadline
13%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 3
    • Doctoral Degrees 10
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

13% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 235
    • Accepted 31
    • Acceptance Rate 13
    • Enrolled 13
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $95
    • Application Fee - International $95
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 7th December 7th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal statement, curriculum vitae
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal statement, curriculum vitae
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsDecember 7
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students77
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students77
    • Part-time Percentage9%
    • Full-time Percentage91%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races7%
    • Unknown or International Student14%

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Boston University

One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Kim McCall

Chair

Phone: 617-353-5444
Fax: 617-358-0442
Email: kmccall@bu.edu

Christina Honeycutt

Academic Administrator

Phone: 617-353-2432
Fax: 617-353-6340
Email: cjhoney@bu.edu

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