School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
The University of Texas at Dallas

For specific information about this Degree Program go to:
http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees/


Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs
1
Number of Degrees Per Year
2011 2012 2013
6 4 3
2 Graduation Rates
2011 2012 2013
6 4 3
3 Average Time to Degree 3.5 years
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
2011 2012 2013
6 4 2
5 Admissions Criteria

Unconditional Admission Criteria:

Completed Bachelors Degree with the following additional requirements:

1) GRE (V+Q), minimum score of 1000

2) Minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0 based on all undergraduate course work

3) Leveling courses: Students from non-biology backgrounds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to the need for leveling course work

4) International Students: minimum TOEFL score is 79

Justification for admission exception to the above criteria will be determined by a graduate admission review committee formed of at least three Environmental Faculty. Such exceptions will consider all applicant qualifications and may include, but is not limited to the one or more of the below additional applicant considerations.

1) Personal Statement

2) 3 Letters of Recommendation

3) Relevant continuing education credits/certificate

4) 4 years of bachelor degree

These applicants may be considered for conditional admission by the committee because of the demonstration of one or more of these factors, which can be illustrative of success for doctoral level work

6 Percentage Full–time Students
(FTS) with Financial Support

FY11: 100%
FY12: 100%
FY13: 100%

7 Average Financial Support
Provided

FY2011: 25,960 yearly
FY2012: 26,470 yearly
FY2013: 27,240 yearly

8 Student–Core Faculty Ratio

FY2011: 2.7:1
FY2012: 3.28:1
FY2013: 3:11:1

9 Core Faculty Publications
2011 2012 2013
62 24 56
10 Core Faculty External Grants
2011 2012 2013
40 14 18
11 Percentage Full–Time
Students

FY2011: 100%
FY2012: 100%
FY2013: 100%

12 Number of Core Faculty FY2011: 19
FY2012: 18
FY2013: 19
13 Faculty Teaching Load
2011 2012 2013
8.55 11.07 8.97
14 Faculty Diversity
2011 2012 2013
Asian-6 Asian-6 Asian-7
Hispanic-1 Hispanic-1 Hispanic-1
White-11 White-11 White-11
Black-1
15 Student Diversity
2011 2012 2013
White America-6 White America-13 White America-13
Asian American-2 Asian American-2 Int'l Asian-41
Int'l Asian-35 Int'l Asian-35
Hispanic-1
16 Date of Last External Review None
17 External Program Accreditation not accredited at this time
18 Student
Publications/Presentations
2011 2012 2013
23 17 16