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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Department of Biological Sciences

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Overview

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo / Department of Biological Sciences is located in San Luis Obispo, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
26
Accepted
18
Enrolled
37%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.71%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 11.43%
Unknown 11.43%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ancient fossil DNA, restoration ecology microbe biodiversity indices, biological inventories
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA  93407
United States
Contact Dr. Emily Taylor
Graduate Coordinator
Email: etaylor@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2616
Fax: 805-756-1419

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