115
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

University of Rhode Island / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Kingston, RI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Evolutionary and marine biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology and ecosystem sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth and environmental sciences
Master of Science (MS) Sustainable agriculture and food systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sustainable agriculture and food systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Cell and molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology and ecosystem sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Evolutionary and marine biology
Master of Science (MS) Earth and environmental sciences

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

151
Applied
33
Accepted
26
Enrolled
22%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships

Student Body

115
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.74%
Black or African American 3.48%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.87%
Unknown 8.7%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time (18)
Part-time (0)
Male (8)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Physiological constraints on predators in the Antarctic, effects of CO2 absorption in salt water particularly as it impacts pteropods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Kingston, RI  02881
United States
Contact Dr. Evan Preisser
Chair
Email: preisser@uri.edu
Phone: 401-874-2120