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Michigan Technological University

Department of Biological Sciences

Houghton, MI

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Michigan Technological University

Overview

Michigan Technological University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Houghton, MI, in a small 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 7
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

117
Applied
19
Accepted
11
Enrolled
16%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume/curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, resume/curriculum vitae
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose, official transcript, BS in engineering

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.22%
Black or African American 2.22%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.44%
Unknown 2.22%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Aquatic ecology, phytotechnologies, microbiomes, micro-RNA and human diseases, Genomics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,804,949

Location & Contact

Address 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931
United States
Contact Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi
Chair
Email: cpjoshi@mtu.edu
Phone: 906-487-2738
Fax: 906-487-3167