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University of Rochester

Department of Biology

Rochester, NY

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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

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 4

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

Degree Requirement
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

114
Applied
34
Accepted
12
Enrolled
30%

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

Exam Details
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 TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: 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

45
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.44%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.44%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Evolution, ecology, genetics, cellular biology, molecular biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,805,745

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

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