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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Biological Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology and evolution

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Completion of research integrity module

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

151
Applied
29
Accepted
9
Enrolled
19%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd December 9th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership

Student Body

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

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.96%
Black or African American 1.96%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 0
Male (21)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular biology; ecology and evolution; microbiology; biochemistry; structural biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,156,019

Location & Contact

Address 4249 Fifth Avenue
A234 Langley Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey G. Lawrence
Professor/Chair
Email: jlawrenc@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-4350
Fax: 412-624-4349