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Fordham University

Department of Biological Sciences

New York, NY

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Fordham University

Overview

Fordham University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in New York, NY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
(Graduate Certificate) Conservation biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
32
Accepted
15
Enrolled
50%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 4
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

46
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.52%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 6.52%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Avian ecology, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology; plant, community and ecosystem responses to invasive organisms; neurobiology and ion channel disorders; biochemical, physiological and morphological basis of pattern formation; behavioral, physiological and biochemical adaptations of mammals to extreme environments; evolutionary ecology, functional morphology and ichthyology; genotypic response to biogeographic and anthropogenic factors; community-based sustainable resource use
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,520,000

Location & Contact

Address 441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY  10458
United States
Contact Dr. James Lewis
Chair
Email: jdlewis@fordham.edu
Phone: 718-817-3642
Fax: 718-817-3645

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