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Brigham Young University

College of Life Sciences

Provo, UT

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 55
Doctoral Degrees 13
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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

Degree Requirement
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

158
Applied
101
Accepted
76
Enrolled
64%

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

Exam Details
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

$87,170
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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

252
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.35%
Black or African American 1.19%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 10.71%
Asian 4.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.38%
Two or more races 0.4%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

148
Total faculty
Full-time - 143
Part-time - 5
Male (111)
Female (37)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, environmental science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,739,785

Location & Contact

Address 5000 LSB
Provo, UT  84602-1001
United States
Contact James P. Porter
Dean
Email: james_porter@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-3963
Fax: 801-422-0050

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