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Wayne State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Detroit, MI

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Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences
Master of Arts (MA) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Molecular biotechnology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for MS applicants)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

200
Applied
167
Accepted
11
Enrolled
84%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for MS applicants)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; adequate preparation in biological sciences and supporting courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics; curriculum vitae; personal statement; three letters of recommendation (two for MA)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Curriculum vitae, statement of goals and career objectives, three letters of reference, bachelor's or master's degree in biological or other science

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 1.92%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.92%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cell biology and cytogenetics, mitochondrial function and aging, genomic and developmental evolution, intra- and inter-cellular signaling, community and landscape ecology and environmental degradation, transcription and chromatin remodeling, microbiology and virology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. David Njus
Professor and Chair
Email: dnjus@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-3105

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