23
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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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) Biology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
14
Accepted
8
Enrolled
50%

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 July 15th June 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Two letters of recommendation, curriculum vita, letter of intent
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.04%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.35%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time (10)
Part-time (0)
Male (7)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Evolutionary biology, ecology, molecular biology, morphology and physiology, microbiology and immunology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

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