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Southeast Missouri State University

Department of Biology

Cape Girardeau, MO

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Southeast Missouri State University

Overview

Southeast Missouri State University / Department of Biology is located in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Natural Science (MNS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Thesis and oral defense, or research paper and comprehensive exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
12
Accepted
12
Enrolled
67%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
40
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5, 2.75 in last 30 hours of undergraduate course work in science and mathematics; 2 letters of recommendation; faculty sponsor agreement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 86%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Wildlife toxicology, population and community ecology, drosophila genetics, herpetology (climate change, reproductive biology), floristics and plant evolutionary ecology, microbial physiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO  63701-4799
United States
Contact Dr. James E. Champine
Department of Biology Chair/Professor
Email: jchampine@semo.edu
Phone: 573-651-2171
Fax: 573-651-2382