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Florida State University

Department of Biological Science

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Biological Science is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Ecology and evolutionary biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology and evolutionary biology
Master of Science Teaching (MST) Science teaching
Master of Science (MS) Cell and molecular biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 10

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
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching experience, seminar presentations
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching experience; seminar presentations

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

163
Applied
40
Accepted
25
Enrolled
25%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 92

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

119
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.84%
Black or African American 3.36%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.84%
Two or more races 3.36%
Unknown 1.68%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

51
Total faculty
Full-time - 51
Part-time - 0
Male (35)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cell and molecular biology and genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology, neuroscience, plant science, structural biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1063 King Building
319 Stadium Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32306-4295
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas A. Houpt
Professor and Associate Chair
Email: houpt@bio.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-4906
Fax: 850-644-4783

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