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The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Department of Biological Sciences

Huntsville, AL

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Overview

The University of Alabama in Huntsville / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Huntsville, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Education
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biotechnology science and engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
23
Accepted
14
Enrolled
64%

Applying

50
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 April 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 30th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in biochemistry and organic chemistry, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$11,214
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

55
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.45%
Black or African American 5.45%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 3
Male (15)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Physiology, microbiology, genomics and protemics, ecology and evolution, drug discovery
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL  35899
United States
Contact Dr. Bruce W. Stallsmith
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Email: stallsb@uah.edu
Phone: 256-824-6260
Fax: 256-824-6305

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