41
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Department of Biology and Biotechnology is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biotechnology
Master of Science (MS) Biology and biotechnology

Degrees Awarded

Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
40
Accepted
26
Enrolled
47%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.44%
Black or African American 2.44%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time (10)
Part-time (1)
Male (5)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Duffy
Head
Email: jduffy@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-4111
Fax: 508-831-5936