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Texas Christian University

Department of Biology

Fort Worth , TX

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Texas Christian University

Overview

Texas Christian University / Department of Biology is located in Fort Worth, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
15
Accepted
9
Enrolled
58%

Applying

60
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 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th August 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 560

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 10%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Invasive species, anthrax, mercury contamination in food webs, ecological impacts of wind turbines, Alzheimer's disease, protein structure and function, conservation biology, cancer drug development, genetic basis of adaptation, plant-insect interactions, environmental toxicology, fertilization biology, host-pathogen interactions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
729,849

Location & Contact

Address TCU Box 298930
Fort Worth, TX  76129-0002
United States
Contact Dr. Giri Akkaraju
Chairperson
Email: g.akkaraju@tcu.edu
Phone: 817-257-8777

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