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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of Biology and Wildlife

Fairbanks, AK

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Overview

University of Alaska Fairbanks / Department of Biology and Wildlife is located in Fairbanks, AK, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife biology and conservation

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
12
Accepted
10
Enrolled
33%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline September 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from accredited institution with minimum cumulative undergraduate and major GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from accredited institution with minimum cumulative undergraduate and major GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
TWE: 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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.28%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.64%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.64%
Two or more races 4.92%
Unknown 4.92%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Plant-herbivore interactions, plant metabolic defenses, insect manufacture of glycerol, ice nucleators, structure and functions of arctic and subarctic freshwater ecosystems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
820,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 756100
Fairbanks, AK  99775-6100
United States
Contact Diane Wagner
Department Chair
Email: uaf-bw-dept@alaska.edu
Phone: 907-474-7671

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