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University of South Carolina

Department of Biological Sciences

Columbia , SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Columbia, SC, 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, evolution and organismal biology
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA) Biology education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Biology education
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology, evolution and organismal biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology

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? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

181
Applied
17
Accepted
16
Enrolled
9%

Applying

40
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 Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in science
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in science

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.86%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.43%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 0
Male (35)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Marine ecology, population and evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics, development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,900,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Sarah A. Woodin
Phone: 803-777-7000

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