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Michigan Technological University

Department of Biological Sciences

Houghton, MI

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Michigan Technological University

Overview

Michigan Technological University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Houghton, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

104
Applied
14
Accepted
8
Enrolled
13%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume/curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume/curriculum vitae
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose, official transcript, BS in engineering

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 2.78%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 5.56%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

Full-time - 31
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Aquatic ecology, phytotechnologies, microbiomes, micro-RNA and human diseases, Genomics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,432,772

Location & Contact

Address 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931
United States
Contact Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi
Chair
Email: cpjoshi@mtu.edu
Phone: 906-487-2738
Fax: 906-487-3167

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