Urban setting

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Southern Methodist University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Dallas, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and cellular biology
Master of Arts (MA) Molecular and cellular biology

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1200)
Thesis (for MS), oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1200)
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 30th November 30th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1200)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1200)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA


Focus of faculty research: Free radicals and aging, protein structure, chromatin structure, signal processes, retroviral pathogenesis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX  75275
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Harrod
Advisor for Graduate Studies
Email: rharrod@smu.edu
Phone: 214-768-3864