273
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Department of Biology

Overview

Georgia State University / Department of Biology is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Molecular genetics and biochemistry Bioinformatics
Master of Science (MS) Molecular genetics and biochemistry Molecular genetics and biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied and environmental microbiology Applied and environmental microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular genetics and biochemistry Molecular genetics and biochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Applied and environmental microbiology Applied and environmental microbiology
Master of Science (MS) Applied and environmental microbiology Bioinformatics
Master of Science (MS) Cellular and molecular biology and physiology Cellular and molecular biology and physiology
Master of Science (MS) Cellular and molecular biology and physiology Bioinformatics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neurobiology and behavior Neurobiology and behavior
Master of Science (MS) Neurobiology and behavior Bioinformatics
Master of Science (MS) Neurobiology and behavior Neurobiology and behavior
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cellular and molecular biology and physiology Cellular and molecular biology and physiology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 75
Doctoral Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

190
Applied
102
Accepted
71
Enrolled
54%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE

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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

273
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.86%
Black or African American 27.84%
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 11.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.93%
Unknown 2.2%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time (48)
Part-time (0)
Male (21)
Female (27)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied and environmental microbiology, cell biology and immunology, molecular pathogenesis, protein modeling, neurobiology and behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA  30302-3083
United States
Contact Dr. Charles Derby
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: cderby@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-5393