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Kent State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Kent, OH

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Overview

Kent State University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Ecology
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Physiology
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Cell biology
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Botany
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Botany
Master of Arts (MA) Biological sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 6

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Departmental seminar presentation about research (for MS)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Departmental seminar presentation about research, admitted to doctoral candidacy following written and oral candidacy

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
15
Accepted
11
Enrolled
56%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, goal statement, three letters of recommendation, list of up to five potential faculty advisors, undergraduate coursework roughly equivalent to a biology minor
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Official transcripts, goal statement, three letters of recommendation, list of up to five potential faculty advisors, baccalaureate degree with strong background in biology and related subjects such as chemistry and mathematics

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
84%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 4.62%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.08%
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 3
Male (19)
Female (12)

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Dr. James L. Blank
Dean
Email: jblank@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2650

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