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St. John's University

Department of Biological Sciences

Queens, NY

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Overview

St. John's University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Queens, NY, in an urban 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 11
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

71
Applied
31
Accepted
12
Enrolled
44%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume, personal statement

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 February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
52%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.76%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 23.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 17
Male (22)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Regulation of gene transcription, immunology and inflammation, cancer research, infectious diseases, molecular control of developmental processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
837,326

Location & Contact

Address 8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY  11439
United States
Contact Dr. Ales Vancura
Chair
Email: vancuraa@stjohns.edu
Phone: 718-990-1679

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