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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Department of Biology and Marine Biology

Wilmington, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina Wilmington / Department of Biology and Marine Biology is located in Wilmington, NC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 2

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 Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
23
Accepted
18
Enrolled
33%

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 May 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 recommendations, research interests form and statement, resume or curriculum vitae, baccalaureate degree from biology-related field
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 recommendations, resume or curriculum vitae, summary of MS thesis research, statement of PhD research interests, copies of publications, master's degree or BS and 1 year of completed work in the MS in biology program

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 2.67%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.33%
Unknown 5.33%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 0
Male (26)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology, physiology, cell and molecular biology, systematics, biomechanics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC  28403-3297
United States
Contact Dr. Heather Koopman
Chair
Email: koopmanh@uncw.edu
Phone: 910-962-7199

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