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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Department of Biology

St. Louis, MO

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Overview

Department of Biology / Department of Biology is located in St. Louis, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
1 semester of teaching experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
24
Accepted
17
Enrolled
73%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

54
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.85%
Black or African American 1.85%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.85%
Unknown 1.85%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 16
Male (16)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular biology, microbial genetics, animal behavior, tropical ecology, plant systematics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121
United States
Contact Dr. Wendy Olivas
Chair
Email: olivasw@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-5164241
Fax: 314-5166233

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