242
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Brigham Young University / College of Life Sciences is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 55
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Prospectus. defense of research, defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Prospectus, defense of research, defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

130
Applied
72
Accepted
59
Enrolled
55%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Winter deadline Not reported February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2 for last 60 hours of course work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2 for last 60 hours of course work
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$38,000
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

242
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
68%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.02%
Black or African American 0.83%
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.83%
Asian 5.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

154
Total faculty
Full-time (143)
Part-time (11)
Male (123)
Female (31)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, environmental science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,166,106

Location & Contact

Address 5000 LSB
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact James P. Porter
Dean
Email: james_porter@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-3963
Fax: 801-422-0050