21
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / Department of Biology is located in North Dartmouth, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Marine biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrative biology
Master of Science (MS) Biology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 6

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
13
Accepted
7
Enrolled
52%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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 Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

21
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 9.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.76%
Unknown 4.76%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time (19)
Part-time (1)
Male (10)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Quality of the antibody for pathogen recognition, evolution of social systems, mechanism of cell polarization, transmission of apicomplexan infection in Atlantic sea scallops, antibody mediated protection
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,074,000

Location & Contact

Address 285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
United States
Contact Whitney Hable
Graduate Program Director, Biology/Marine Biology
Email: whable@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-999-8206