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University of Utah

Department of Biology

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Biology is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

142
Applied
20
Accepted
14
Enrolled
14%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

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: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
73%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.33%
Black or African American 1.33%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.67%
Unknown 6.67%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

69
Total faculty
Full-time - 44
Part-time - 25
Male (48)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology, evolutionary biology, cell and developmental biology, physiology and organismal biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, plant biology, neurobiology, genetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,412,302

Location & Contact

Address 247 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Dr. M. Denise Dearing
Department Chair
Email: denise.dearing@utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-1298