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Lehigh University

Department of Biological Sciences

Bethlehem , PA

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Lehigh University

Overview

Lehigh University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Bethlehem, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrative biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
23
Accepted
15
Enrolled
43%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 15th No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in a life science or chemistry with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts of previous educational experience
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 85

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.34%
Black or African American 1.72%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.72%
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown 8.62%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (13)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gene expression, cytoskeleton and cell structure, cell cycle and growth regulation, neuroscience, animal behavior, microbiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,540,317

Location & Contact

Address Iacocca Hall
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA  18015
United States
Contact Dr. Linda Lowe-Krentz
Chairperson
Email: lij0@lehigh.edu
Phone: 610-758-5084
Fax: 610-758-4004

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