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Texas State University

Program in Population and Conservation Biology

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Population and Conservation Biology is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum recommended score in at least the 50th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative portions)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3
Applied
1
Accepted
33%

Applying

40
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 February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum recommended score in at least the 50th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative portions)
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in biology or related discipline from regionally-accredited university with minimum GPA of 3.0 on last 60 undergraduate semester hours, statement of purpose, current curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, letter of intent to mentor from faculty member of Biology Department

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
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 March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

12
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.67%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 8.33%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: A unique window into the ecology of cretaceous forests, ESA compliance and avoidance monitoring during construction and maintenance, natural hybridization in central Texas Berbers, evaluating the effectiveness of freshwater mussel mitigation strategies, movement patterns and habitat use of the Rio Grande Cooter within lotic ecosystem, divergent selection and reproductive isolation in Louisiana Iris, characterization of epigenetic factors and their regulatory roles, endangered species research
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
929,046

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Noland Martin
Graduate Advisor
Email: nm14@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-3317

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