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Students
Suburban setting
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Overview

Missouri State University / Department of Biology is located in Springfield, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) Natural and applied science Biology
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Secondary education Biology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (MS, MNAS)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
13
Accepted
13
Enrolled
46%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 20th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 20th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE (MS, MNAS)
Master's Degree Requirements 24 hours of course work in biology (MS); minimum GPA of 3.0 (MS, MNAS); 9-12 teacher certification (MS Ed)
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
44%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.38%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.13%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time (18)
Part-time (7)
Male (20)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Hibernation physiology of bats, behavioral ecology of salamanders, mussel conservation, plant evolution and systematics, cellular/molecular mechanisms involved in migraine pathology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 South National
Springfield, MO  65897
United States
Contact Dr. S. Alicia Mathis
Department Head
Email: biology@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-5126
Fax: 417-836-6934