Columbia, SC
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
54%
46%
student ratio
70
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 15
fall application deadline
9%
acceptance rate
8 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Molecular, Cellular, And Developmental Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Molecular Biology ]
      Master of Science (MS) [Molecular Biology ]
    • Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Biological and Biomedical Sciences]
      Master of Science (MS) [Biological and Biomedical Sciences]
    • Ecology, Evolution And Organismal Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Ecology ]
      Master of Science (MS) [Ecology ]
    • Biology Education Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA) [Science Education ]
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) [Science Education ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 1
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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 1 Foreign Language and Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees 1 Foreign Language and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

9% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 181
    • Accepted 17
    • Acceptance Rate 9
    • Enrolled 16
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 in science
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 in science
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students70
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students70
    • Part-time Percentage14%
    • Full-time Percentage86%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian46%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native3%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races11%
    • Unknown or International Student23%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty41
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMarine ecology, population and evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics, development
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$5,900,000

Location & Contact

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208
United States

Dr. Sarah Woodin

Dr. Franklyn Bolander


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