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Northern Illinois University

Department of Biological Sciences

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in De Kalb, IL, 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 19
Doctoral Degrees 8

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 General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
23
Accepted
12
Enrolled
50%

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 June 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in related field, minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's or master's degree in related field; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, graduate 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.72%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 7
Male (30)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Plant molecular biology, neurosecretory control, ethnobotany, organellar genomes, carbon metabolism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Barrie P. Bode
Chair
Email: bodebp@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1753
Fax: 815-753-0461

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