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Brigham Young University

Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology

Provo, UT

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Brigham Young University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physiology and developmental biology
Master of Science (MS) Physiology and developmental biology
Master of Science (MS) Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroscience

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test, MCAT, or DAT
Thesis Required
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
6
Accepted
3
Enrolled
43%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Winter deadline September 10th September 10th No
Spring deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, MCAT, or DAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 during previous 2 years
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.03%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 15.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 4
Male (19)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sex differentiation of the brain, exercise physiology, developmental biology, membrane biophysics, neuroscience, heart differentiation/birth defects
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
435,024

Location & Contact

Address 4005 LSB
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Dixon J. Woodbury
Chair
Email: dixon_woodbury@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-7562
Fax: 801-422-0004

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