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Central Connecticut State University

Department of Biology

New Britain, CT

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Department of Biology / Department of Biology is located in New Britain, CT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) General Program
(Certificate) Biology for Secondary Education
Master of Science (MS) Health Sciences Specialization
Master of Arts (MA) Ecology and Environmental Science
Master of Arts (MA) Global Sustainability
Master of Science (MS) General Program
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 23
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes


Acceptance Rate



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Application form, essay, two letters of recommendation from college instructors familiar with your scientific abilities, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 2.70 or higher). Applicants must have GPA of 3.00 or higher in all post-baccalaureate coursework.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale (A is 4.00) and grades of B or higher in all required prerequisite courses. Copy of licensure as a registered nurse in one of the 50 states and a current certification in basic life support (BLS). Letter of recommendations, resume, essay, interview. For details, please refer to the website.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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 Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

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


Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 3.13%
White or Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown 2.08%


Male (23%)
Female (76%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 8
Male (5)
Female (12)


Focus of faculty research: Marten Recovery, Japanese Beetle Biocontrol Farm
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT  06050-4010
United States
Contact Dr. Clayton Penniman
Department Chair
Phone: -832-2645

Central Connecticut State University