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The Catholic University of America

Department of Biology

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of Biology is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Library Science/Master of Science (MSLS/MS)
Master of Science (MS) Clinical laboratory science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Clinical laboratory science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and microbial biology Cell biology
Master of Science (MS) Biotechnology
Master of Science (MS) Cell and microbial biology Cell biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
34
Accepted
18
Enrolled
61%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

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

67
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 2.99%
White or Caucasian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.99%
Unknown 2.99%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 7
Male (12)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Virus structure and assembly, hepatic and epithelial cell biology, drug resistance and genome stabilization in yeast, biophysics of ion-conductive nanostructures, eukaryotic gene regulation, cancer and vaccine research
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,675,090

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Venigalla Rao
Chair
Email: rao@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5271
Fax: 202-319-5721

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