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California State University, Sacramento

Department of Biological Sciences

Sacramento, CA

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Overview

California State University, Sacramento / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Sacramento, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Stem cell
Master of Science (MS) Molecular and cellular biology
Master of Science (MS) Biological conservation

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or project; writing proficiency exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

68
Applied
30
Accepted
23
Enrolled
44%

Applying

70
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 January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in biology or equivalent; minimum GPA of 2.75 in all biology courses, 3.0 in all upper-division biology courses

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

62
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.45%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 22.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.61%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 8.06%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Location & Contact

Address 6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95819
United States
Contact Dr. Shannon Datwyler
Chair
Email: datwyler@csus.edu
Phone: 916-278-6535
Fax: 916-278-6993

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