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University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Department of Biology

Mayagüez, PR

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Overview

University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez / Department of Biology is located in Mayagüez, PR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

31
Applied
14
Accepted
13
Enrolled
45%

Applying

25
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements BS in biology or its equivalent; minimum GPA of 3.0 in biology courses

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 85.71%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, botany
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9000
Mayagüez, PR  00681-9000
United States
Contact Mr. Matías J. Cafaro PhD
Intern Director
Email: matias.cafaro@upr.edu
Phone: 787-832-4040 ext. 3900
Fax: 787-834-3673

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