106
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Illinois at Chicago / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam

Admissions

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in physics, calculus, and organic chemistry; minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Previous course work in physics, calculus, and organic chemistry; minimum GPA of 2.75
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 March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

106
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.55%
Black or African American 5.66%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 0.94%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time (39)
Part-time (5)
Male (25)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Classical and molecular genetic analysis, modulation of synaptic transmission, molecular ecology, landscape genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, plant nutrition and global climate change, predator-prey interactions and urban wildlife, genetic studies of Drosophila, glutamate signaling in Drosophila, molecular mechanisms of exocytosis and endocytosis, global change biology, plant and ecosystem physiology, isotope ecology, respiration, community
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL  60607-7128
United States
Contact Prof. Brian K. Kay
Head
Email: bkay@uic.edu
Phone: 312-996-4249