College Park, MD
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
58%
42%
student ratio
144
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 15
fall application deadline
14%
acceptance rate
9 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [computational biology, bioinformatics, and genomics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [molecular and cellular biology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [physiological systems]
    • Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Biological and Biomedical Sciences]
      Master of Science (MS) [Biological and Biomedical Sciences]
    • Behavior, Ecology, And Systematics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Ecology ]
    • Sustainable Development And Conservation Biology Master of Science (MS) [Sustainable Development]
    • Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, And Systematics Master of Science (MS) [Ecology ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees 13
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required and oral exam
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

14% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 426
    • Accepted 63
    • Acceptance Rate 14
    • Enrolled 28
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test, minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test, minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students144
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students144
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Full-time Percentage94%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian51%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student30%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty78
    • Full-time Percentage91%
    • Part-time Percentage9%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPhysiology, cell biology, evolution, ecology, ethology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$6,196,669

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD 20742
United States

Dr. Gerald Wilkinson

Chair

Phone: 301-405-6884
Email: wilkinso@umd.edu

Dr. Charles Caramello

Dean of Graduate School

Phone: 301-405-0358
Fax: 301-314-9305
Email: ccaramel@umd.edu

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