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East Tennessee State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Johnson City, TN


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East Tennessee State University


East Tennessee State University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Microbiology
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical sciences
Master of Science (MS) Biology

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st April 29th No
Spring deadline November 1st September 29th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, undergraduate degree in life or physical sciences, two letters of recommendation; course in calculus and/or course in probability and statistics (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Neuroethology, chronobiology, molecular biology, behavioral ecology, systematics, paleo botany
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70703
125 Brown Hall
Johnson City, TN  37614
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Bidwell
Phone: 423-439-4329
Fax: 423-439-5958