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The George Washington University

Department of Biological Sciences

Washington, DC

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Overview

The George Washington University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

58
Applied
12
Accepted
9
Enrolled
21%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.82%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Systematics, evolution, ecology, developmental biology, cell/molecular biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
900,000

Location & Contact

Address 2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
United States
Contact Dr. Diana Lipscomb
Chair
Email: biodl@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-5828
Fax: 202-994-6100

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