46
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Department of Biology

Overview

University of Rochester / Department of Biology is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology, genetics, and genomics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology evolution
Master of Science (MS) Biology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (highly recommended)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (highly recommended)
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

119
Applied
26
Accepted
11
Enrolled
22%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (highly recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (highly recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Personal statement, transcripts, three letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits

Student Body

46
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.52%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.35%
Unknown 4.35%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time (21)
Part-time (0)
Male (15)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Evolution, ecology, genetics, cellular biology, molecular biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,724,815

Location & Contact

Address 402 Hutchison Hall
PO Box 270211
Rochester, NY  14627
United States
Contact Michael Welte
Professor and Chair
Email: michael.welte@rochester.edu
Phone: 585-276-3897