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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program in Biological Sciences

Baltimore, MD

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Overview

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / Program in Biological Sciences is located in Baltimore, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

155
Applied
47
Accepted
6
Enrolled
30%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.32%
Black or African American 4.88%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bioinformatics, synthetic biology, biofuels, age related changes in traits, vision science, evolutionary biology of organisms, cell migration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
United States
Contact Dr. Michelle Starz-Gaiano
Director
Email: biograd@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2217
Fax: 410-455-3875

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