Biological Sciences
    1325 Science & Engineering Complex, Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Biology, MS
 
 
Specialty Area(s)** : Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.

Program Director(s): Christina Staudhammer, (205) 348-1538
Application Contact: Catherine Schmandt, (205) 348-8509
Debbie Eads, (205) 348-0984
Kimberly Tsoukalas, (205) 348-2925
Application Deadline: Rolling admission for all semesters. Financial support applications for the Fall semester submitted before Dec. 10 will be given priority consideration.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
Minimum GPA for AMP: 3.5
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Optional but recommended.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
No admission test score required.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.

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