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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Biology is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban 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 1
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

91
Applied
16
Accepted
5
Enrolled
18%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

14
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.14%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 2
Male (14)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biochemistry; bioinformatics; biophysics; cancer biology; computational biology; ecology and environmental sciences; microbiology; molecular, cell, and developmental biology; neuroscience; stem cells; structural biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,442,343

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. George Makhatadze
Graduate Program Director
Email: makhag@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-4417