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University of Memphis

Department of Biology

Memphis, TN

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University of Memphis

Overview

University of Memphis / Department of Biology is located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 6

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
9
Accepted
6
Enrolled
33%

Applying

35
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 February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.77%
Black or African American 9.43%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 1
Male (13)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Protein trafficking and signal transduction; animal behavior and communication, neurobiology, and circadian clock function; phylogenetics, evolution, and ecology; causation and prevention of cancer; reproductive biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3774 Walker Avenue
Ellington Hall
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. Randall Bayer
Chairman
Email: rbayer@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-2581
Fax: 901-678-4746