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Texas Tech University

Department of Biological Sciences

Lubbock, TX

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Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Lubbock, TX.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Zoology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Zoology
Professional Science Master's (PSM) Environmental sustainability and natural resource management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
28
Accepted
17
Enrolled
36%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 1st June 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits

Student Body

116
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.17%
Black or African American 1.72%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.72%
Unknown 0.86%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 44
Part-time - 0
Male (28)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biodiversity, genomics and evolution; climate change in arid ecosystems, plant biology and biotechnology; animal communication and behavior; microbiomes, zoonosis and emerging diseases
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,686,989

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 43131
Lubbock, TX  79409-3131
United States
Contact Dr. Ron Chesser
Chair
Email: ron.chesser@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-0121
Fax: 806-742-2963