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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

School of Life Sciences

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / School of Life Sciences is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48
Applied
18
Accepted
13
Enrolled
38%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
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 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

54
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.11%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 5.56%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 2
Male (11)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biodiversity, evolution, and ecology; bioinformatics and quantitative biology; cell, developmental and molecular biology; environmental and medical microbiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,475,749

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 454004
Las Vegas, NV  89154-4004
United States
Contact Dr. Frank Van Breukelen
Director/Professor
Email: lifesciences.chair@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-3944
Fax: 702-895-3956

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