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Texas State University

Program in Population and Conservation Biology

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Population and Conservation Biology is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7
Applied
7
Accepted
6
Enrolled
100%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
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 October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in biology or related discipline from regionally-accredited university with minimum GPA of 3.0 on last 60 undergraduate semester hours, statement of purpose, current curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, letter of intent to mentor from faculty member of Biology Department

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$13,272
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 26.67%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Majority of projects comprise genetic and physical surveys of endangered or threatened species and/or genera; Biotic stress in plants, Plant immunity, Epigenetic factors; understand hybridization and speciation in both a genetic and ecological context; Phylogeography and Historical Biogeography, Ecological and Population Genetics, Insect-Plant Interactions; Diseases of amphibians (chytrid fungus), Bacterial symbiont diversity; understanding causes of species rareness, particularly with regard to
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
692,310

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Noland Martin
Graduate Advisor
Email: nm14@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-3317

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