144
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Biology is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Sustainable development and conservation biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Physiological systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences Computational biology, bioinformatics, and genomics
Master of Science (MS) Behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Behavior, ecology, and systematics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 13

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

426
Applied
63
Accepted
28
Enrolled
15%

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 December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
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 February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

144
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 2.08%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.69%
Asian 6.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.78%
Unknown 4.17%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

78
Total faculty
Full-time (71)
Part-time (7)
Male (44)
Female (34)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Physiology, cell biology, evolution, ecology, ethology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,196,669

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Dr. Gerald S. Wilkinson
Chair
Email: wilkinso@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-6884