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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Department of Biology is located in Chapel Hill, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Genetics and molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Cell biology, development, and physiology
Master of Arts (MA) Genetics and molecular biology
Master of Arts (MA) Cell biology, development, and physiology
Master of Arts (MA) Morphology, systematics, and evolution
Master of Arts (MA) Ecology and behavior
Master of Science (MS) Botany
Master of Science (MS) Morphology, systematics, and evolution
Master of Science (MS) Ecology and behavior
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Botany
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Genetics and molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell biology, development, and physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Morphology, systematics, and evolution
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology and behavior
Master of Arts (MA) Botany
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell motility and cytoskeleton

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

122
Applied
39
Accepted
19
Enrolled
32%

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 January 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements 2 semesters of calculus or statistics; 2 semesters of physics, organic chemistry; 3 semesters of biology
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 semesters calculus or statistics, 2 semesters physics, organic chemistry, 3 semesters of biology

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 2.63%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.32%
Asian 3.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

45
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 4
Male (36)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gene expression, biomechanics, yeast genetics, plant ecology, plant molecular biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,000,000

Location & Contact

Address Chapel Hill, NC  27599
United States
Contact Dr. Steven W. Matson
Phone: 919-962-2211

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