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Brigham Young University

Department of Biology

Provo, UT

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Overview

Brigham Young University / Department of Biology is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Biological science education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Prospectus, defense of research, defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Prospectus, defense of research, defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23
Applied
16
Accepted
9
Enrolled
70%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate degree
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate degree

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

$27,090
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Financial Support

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

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5.56%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (22)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology, evolution, systematics, bioinformatics, biology education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,996,492

Location & Contact

Address 4102 LSB
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Gill
Chair
Email: rgill@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-3856

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