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Florida International University

Department of Biological Sciences

Miami, FL

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Overview

Florida International University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Miami, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 15

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
14
Accepted
13
Enrolled
20%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 1st August 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0, faculty sponsor
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, faculty sponsor with dissertation advisor status, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

100
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 26%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3%
Unknown 1%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

79
Total faculty
Full-time - 49
Part-time - 30
Male (43)
Female (36)

Location & Contact

Address 11200 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL  33199
United States
Contact Dr. Steven Oberbauer
Chair
Email: steven.oberbauer@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-2580

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