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Southeastern Louisiana University

Department of Biological Sciences

Hammond , LA

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Southeastern Louisiana University

Overview

Southeastern Louisiana University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Hammond, LA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam minimum GRE score of 297 on the GRE general exam (verbal and quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22
Applied
14
Accepted
9
Enrolled
64%

Applying

20
Application Fee - Domestic
30
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Minimum GRE score of 297 on the GRE general exam (verbal and quantitative)
Master's Degree Requirements Two letters of recommendation, curriculum vita, letter of intent, minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all undergrad work, minimum of 30 semester hours of undergrad biology courses

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$17,562
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

21
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
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 4.76%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Systemics of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles; ecology and species diversity of insect communities; computational biology; amphibian metamorphosis and life history of biology; reptile morphological development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
443,011

Location & Contact

Address 548 Ned McGehee Drive
Hammond, LA  70402
United States
Contact Dr. Christopher Beachy
Department Head
Email: biology@southeastern.edu
Phone: 985-549-3740
Fax: 985-549-3851

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