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Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Biology

Chicago, IL

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Illinois Institute of Technology

Overview

Illinois Institute of Technology / Department of Biology is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied life sciences
Master of Science (MS) Molecular biochemistry and biophysics
Master of Science (MS) Cell and molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular biochemistry and biophysics
Master of Science (MS) Biochemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 61
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 300 Quantitative and Verbal, 2.5 Analytical Writing)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 310 Quantitative and Verbal, 3.0 Analytical Writing); GRE Subject Test (strongly recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

301
Applied
144
Accepted
48
Enrolled
48%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 300 Quantitative and Verbal, 2.5 Analytical Writing)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 310 Quantitative and Verbal, 3.0 Analytical Writing); GRE Subject Test (strongly recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

143
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.4%
Black or African American 0.7%
White or Caucasian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.4%
Unknown 11.89%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 5
Male (16)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Macromolecular crystallography, insect immunity and basic cell biology, improvement of bacterial strains for enhanced biodesulfurization of petroleum, programmed cell death in cancer cells
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Life Sciences Building
3101 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60616
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas C. Irving
Executive Associate Chair, Biology Division
Email: irving@iit.edu
Phone: 312-567-3489
Fax: 312-567-3494

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