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Brigham Young University

Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Provo, UT

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Overview

Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences / Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Genetics, genomics and biotechnology
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife and wildlands conservation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wildlife and wildlands conservation
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science & sustainability

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 2

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
Thesis Required
No C grades or below, 30 hours (24 coursework, 6 thesis)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
No C grades or below, 54 hours (18 dissertation, 36 coursework)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
17
Accepted
17
Enrolled
61%

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 February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline February 1st February 1st No
Summer deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Career or field-related internships

Student Body

64
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.94%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3.13%
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: Environmental science, plant genetics, plant ecology, plant nutrition and pathology, wildlife and wildlands conservation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,815,123

Location & Contact

Address 4105 LSB
Provo, UT  84602-1001
United States
Contact Neil Hansen
Chair
Email: neil_hansen@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-2491

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