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The University of Alabama

Department of Biological Sciences

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, 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 16
Doctoral Degrees 7

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 General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written and oral candidacy exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

66
Applied
25
Accepted
15
Enrolled
38%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 5th December 5th Yes
Spring deadline December 5th September 5th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

62
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.23%
Black or African American 1.61%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.45%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 40
Part-time - 1
Male (21)
Female (20)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular and cellular biology, developmental genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,544,361

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870344
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Janis O'Donnell
Chair
Email: jodonnel@bama.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-9810

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