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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Santa Barbara, CA

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Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 10

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

183
Applied
44
Accepted
23
Enrolled
24%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 7th December 7th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, personal achievements/contributions statement, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts for post-secondary institutions attended
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, personal achievements/contributions statement, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts for post-secondary institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
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 2
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

55
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.27%
Black or African American 1.82%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.82%
Asian 14.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3.64%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 10.91%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 3
Male (33)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Microbiology, neurobiology (including stem cell research), developmental, virology, cell biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Life Sciences Building, Room 3314
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9625
United States
Contact Dr. Stephen Poole
Chair
Email: william.smith@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-8122

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