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Northern Arizona University

Department of Biological Sciences

Flagstaff, AZ

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Northern Arizona University

Overview

Northern Arizona University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Flagstaff, AZ, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Oral defense, individualized research
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense, individualized research

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

67
Applied
42
Accepted
40
Enrolled
63%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

118
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.63%
Black or African American 0.85%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.85%
Asian 2.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.39%
Unknown 2.54%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

67
Total faculty
Full-time - 65
Part-time - 2
Male (41)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Genetic levels of trophic levels, plant hybrid zones, insect biodiversity, natural history and cognition of wild jays
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 5640
Flagstaff, AZ  86011
United States
Contact Jason Wilder
Chair
Email: jason.wilder@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-5286
Fax: 928-523-7500