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Western Washington University

Department of Biology

Bellingham, WA

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Western Washington University

Overview

Western Washington University / Department of Biology is located in Bellingham, WA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
15
Accepted
15
Enrolled
56%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported Yes
Winter deadline October 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline February 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 semester hours or last 90 quarter hours

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 567

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 17.24%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Male (12)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Organismal biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine biology, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, larval ecology, microzoo planton, symbiosis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 516 High Street
Bellingham, WA  98225-5996
United States
Contact Dr. Joann J. Otto
Phone: 360-650-3000