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Florida Atlantic University

Department of Biological Sciences

Boca Raton, FL

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Overview

Florida Atlantic University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Boca Raton, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 43
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

113
Applied
34
Accepted
34
Enrolled
30%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Student Body

153
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.07%
Black or African American 3.92%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.54%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 1
Male (27)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology of the Everglades, molecular biology and biotechnology, marine biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991
United States
Contact Rodney K. Murphey
Chair
Email: rmurphey@fau.edu
Phone: 561-297-0384