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Brandeis University

Department of Biology

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Department of Biology / Department of Biology is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Molecular and cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and cell biology Quantitative biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and cell biology Quantitative biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

201
Applied
50
Accepted
10
Enrolled
25%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st October 15th Yes
Spring deadline Not reported November 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, and statement of purpose.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, program questions, and statement of purpose.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.56%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.22%
Asian 11.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 3
Male (15)
Female (16)

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Marr
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: mmarr@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2481

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