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The University of Texas at Tyler

Department of Biology

Tyler, TX

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Overview

The University of Texas at Tyler / Department of Biology is located in Tyler, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) Interdisciplinary studies
Master of Science (MS) Biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral qualifying exam, thesis defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15
Applied
9
Accepted
8
Enrolled
60%

Applying

25
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 17th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 21st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in biology or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

18
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 11.11%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Phenotypic plasticity and heritability of life history traits, invertebrate ecology and genetics, systematics and phylogenetics of reptiles, hibernation physiology in turtles, landscape ecology, host-microbe interaction, outer membrane proteins in bacteria
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
200,000

Location & Contact

Address 3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX  75799-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Lance Williams
Chair
Email: lwilliams@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903-565-5878

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