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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Department of Biology

Shippensburg, PA

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Overview

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania / Department of Biology is located in Shippensburg, PA, in a rural setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam International students must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 80.
Thesis Optional
Oral thesis defense, seminar, minimum QPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
26
Accepted
14
Enrolled
87%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported April 30th No
Spring deadline Not reported September 30th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam International students must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 80.
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75; essay; 500-word statement of purpose; 33 credits of course work in biology; minimum of 3 courses with labs including both inorganic and organic chemistry or biochemistry; completion of math through calculus (including a statistics course) and a year of physics, but neither is a requirement.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4.17%
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 8.33%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (5)

Location & Contact

Address 1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257-2299
United States
Contact Dr. Tim J. Maret
Professor and Program Coordinator
Email: tjmare@ship.edu
Phone: 717-477-1401
Fax: 717-477-4064

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