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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Department of Biology

St. Louis, MO

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Overview

University of Missouri–St. Louis / Department of Biology is located in St. Louis, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
1 semester of teaching experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

43
Applied
25
Accepted
14
Enrolled
58%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
40
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
60%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 3.77%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 7
Male (17)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular biology, microbial genetics, animal behavior, tropical ecology, plant systematics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121
United States
Contact Dr. Wendy Olivas
Chair
Email: olivasw@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-4241
Fax: 314-516-6233

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