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University of Florida

Department of Biology

Gainesville, FL

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University of Florida

Overview

University of Florida / Department of Biology is located in Gainesville, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Zoology Wetland sciences
Master of Science (MS) Zoology Zoology
Master of Science (MS) Zoology Tropical conservation and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Zoology Animal molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Zoology Wetland sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Zoology Tropical conservation and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Zoology Zoology
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Zoology Zoology
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Zoology Wetland sciences
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Zoology Tropical conservation and development
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Botany Botany
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Botany Wetland sciences
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Botany Tropical conservation and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Botany Botany
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Botany Wetland sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Botany Tropical conservation and development
Master of Science (MS) Botany Botany
Master of Science (MS) Botany Wetland sciences
Master of Science (MS) Botany Tropical conservation and development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 15

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
23
Accepted
16
Enrolled
30%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

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
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

102
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.9%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.94%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

58
Total faculty
Male (45)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology of natural populations, plant and animal genome evolution, biodiversity, plant biology, behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,603,195

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 118525
Gainesville, FL  32611
United States
Contact Marta Wayne PhD
Professor and Chair
Email: mlwayne@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-9925