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The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Biology
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7402

Degree Information
Blake Bextine, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
email: bbextine@uttyler.edu
phone: 903.566.7323

Graduate Admission Information

The Office of Graduate Admissions ADM 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799


ogs@uttyler.edu

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Biology

Program Information 

Degree: MS

College: Arts and Sciences

Application Instructions

Faculty Research Interests

Test Score RequiredSuccessful applicants should have a combined (verbal and quantitative) GRE of ~295 or better and a writing score of at least 4. The 295 score is not a minimum, but students with a score of 295 or better will be more competitive for a TA position and will most likely be more successful in the program. The combined score may be lower than 295 if the applicant has a high undergrad GPA, research experience, outstanding letters of rec, etc.

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations by the faculty and approval by departmental chair

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Additional department forms and procedures: Yes; The Biology MS graduate application process requires that you make contact with a faculty member who can advise your research project. Your first step will be to visit the department’s research webpage to see if any faculty members are doing research in your area of interest. The next step is to contact the faculty member to see if they are taking students. That faculty member will bring your application to the whole department for a decision about your application.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Possible Careers: Research, Health Care, Education, Environmental Management and Conservation

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook

UT Tyler Biology Graduate Student Research:

  • STOCHASTIC LIFE-HISTORY VARIATION IN POPULATIONS OF WESTERN RIBBON SNAKES (THAMNOPHIS PROXIMUS) IN EAST TEXAS

  • EFFECTS OF THE HERBICIDE ATRAZINE ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CHECKERED GARTERSNAKE (THAMNOPHIS MARCIANUS)

  • INFLUENCE OF AGRICULTURAL STREAM HABITAT ALTERATIONS ON MOSQUITOES AND AMPHIBIANS: PATTERNS, PROCESSES, AND PREDICTIONS

  • POPULATION GENETICS OF THE POTATO PSYLLID, BACTERICERA COCKERELLI

  • USING ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELING TO PREDICT OCCURRENCE OF RARE FISH AND UNIONID MUSSELS IN EAST TEXAS

  • INFLUENCE OF SUBSTRATE AND HYDRAULIC VARIABLES ON HABITAT PREFERENCES OF A SCULPTURED AND AN UNSCULPTURED FRESHWATER MUSSEL

  • MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN BOX TURTLES (TERRAPENE SPP.)

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