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University of Miami

Department of Biology

Coral Gables, FL

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University of Miami

Overview

University of Miami / Department of Biology is located in Coral Gables, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Genetics and evolution
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Genetics and evolution

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 4

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
Thesis Required
Oral and written qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
11
Accepted
7
Enrolled
37%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, research papers
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, research papers, sponsor letter

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 59

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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American 1.96%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5.88%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 1
Male (17)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Neuroscience to ethology; plants, vertebrates and mycorrhizae; phylogenies, life histories and species interactions; molecular biology, gene expression and populations; cells, auditory neurons and vertebrate locomotion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,300,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL  33124
United States
Contact Prof. Kathryn W. Tosney
Chair
Email: ktosney@miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-6436
Fax: 305-284-3039