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Duquesne University

Department of Biological Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

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Duquesne University

Overview

Duquesne University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in biology, biochemistry, or cell and molecular biology (recommended)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
43%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in biology, biochemistry, or cell and molecular biology (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS or MS in biological sciences or related field, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, official transcripts

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards May 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.86%
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 2
Male (12)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cell and developmental biology, molecular biology and genetics, evolution, ecology, physiology and microbiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
813,716

Location & Contact

Address 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15282-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph McCormick
Chair
Email: mccormick@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-4775
Fax: 412-396-5907

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