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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 Botany
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Ecology
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Physiology
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences Cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Botany
Master of Arts (MA) Biological sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 9

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; After completing the required coursework, students complete the doctoral program by being admitted to candidacy, by proposing a research project to the faculty, and by completing and defending that research with a written dissertation before a faculty committee.
Thesis Required
Departmental seminar presentation about research, admitted to doctoral candidacy following written and oral candidacy

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
20
Accepted
14
Enrolled
38%

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, acceptance of student by a faculty advisor
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE; After completing the required coursework, students complete the doctoral program by being admitted to candidacy, by proposing a research project to the faculty, and by completing and defending that research with a written dissertation before a faculty committee.
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, acceptance of the student by a faculty advisor

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 94
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.67%
Unknown 1.67%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 2
Male (15)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address 256 Cunningham Hall, Kent Campus
Kent , OH  44242
United States
Contact Dr. James L. Blank
Dean
Email: jblank@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2650

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