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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Biological Sciences

Buffalo, NY

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Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 8

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 (for MS); GRE, MCAT, DAT, or equivalent test (for MA)
Independent research project, written report, oral presentation
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Thesis research, oral defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

132
Applied
65
Accepted
31
Enrolled
49%

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 January 2nd January 2nd Yes
Spring deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for MS); GRE, MCAT, DAT, or equivalent test (for MA)
Master's Degree Requirements Solid foundation in biology, math through calculus, chemistry through organic, general physics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Solid foundation in biology, math through calculus, chemistry through organic, general physics; previous research experience

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

79
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.53%
Black or African American 5.06%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 13.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.53%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Regulation of gene expression, signaling and sensory transduction, evolutionary phylogenomics, neuroscience, fungal biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,941,935

Location & Contact

Address 109 Cooke Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Stephen J. Free
Chair
Email: free@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-4904
Fax: 716-645-2975

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