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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Biological Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology and evolution

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Completion of Research Integrity Module

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

316
Applied
25
Accepted
11
Enrolled
8%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 2nd December 9th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.35%
Black or African American 5.8%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.9%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

36
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 0
Male (22)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular biology; ecology and evolution; microbiology; biochemistry; structural biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,958,305

Location & Contact

Address 4249 Fifth Avenue
A234 Langley Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey G. Lawrence
Professor/Chair
Email: jlawrenc@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-4350
Fax: 412-624-4759

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