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Brigham Young University

Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology

Provo, UT

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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 5
Doctoral Degrees 1

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
Coursework Oral Exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7
Applied
2
Accepted
29%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

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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Tuition & Fees

$32,600
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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 33.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 0
Male (21)
Female (1)

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:
335,170

Location & Contact

Address 4005 LSB
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Michael R. Stark
Chair
Email: michael_stark@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-9498
Fax: 801-422-0004

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