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Texas A&M University

Department of Biology

College Station, TX

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Texas A&M University

Overview

Texas A&M University / Department of Biology is located in College Station, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 19

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
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

109
Applied
31
Accepted
19
Enrolled
28%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

94
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.19%
Black or African American 2.13%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.13%
Unknown 3.19%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

39
Total faculty
Male (31)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biological clocks, cell, molecular and developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, genetics and genomics, microbiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 400 Bizzell Street
College Station, TX  77843
United States
Contact Dr. Tom McKnight
Department Head
Email: mcknight@bio.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-3896
Fax: 979-845-2891