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The University of Texas at Dallas

Department of Biological Sciences

Richardson, TX

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The University of Texas at Dallas

Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Richardson, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Molecular and cell biology
Master of Science (MS) Bioinformatics and computational biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and cell biology
Master of Science (MS) Biotechnology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative)
Thesis Required
Publishable paper

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

307
Applied
70
Accepted
45
Enrolled
23%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative)

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 April 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

133
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.76%
Black or African American 2.26%
White or Caucasian 24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.01%
Unknown 0.75%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 3
Male (19)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative diseases, protein-DNA interactions in site-specific recombination, eukaryotic gene expression, bio-nanotechnology, sickle cell research
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop BSB12
Richardson, TX  75080
United States
Contact Dr. Stephen Spiro
Department Head
Email: stephen.spiro@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-6032
Fax: 972-883-4551

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