University of Albany SUNY

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: 518-442-4308
Director: Donald D. Orokos, PhD orokos@albany.edu
Status: Full Accreditation for the Master of Science Degree in Forensic Biology
http://www.albany.edu/biology/forensics

Students interested in attending the University of Albany, SUNY should be ready to receive a strong background in modern biology and in research practices and technology. Students can begin at an undergraduate level and continue post-doctoral education and training if they wish. Located in Albany’s State Capitol district, students attending this university have access to all cultural activities, as well as other local restaurants, stores, housing and more. Plus, it’s located near transportation routes that gives access to other cities such as NYC, Boston and Buffalo.

Graduate programs in biomedical sciences include a PhD in Biological Sciences, MS in Biological Sciences, MS in Forensic Biology and an MS in Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy. Each year, only 3-40 students are enrolled making the admissions process highly competitive. If you did not receive your undergraduate degree here, or if you are from out-of-state you may find it very difficult to get accepted if your tests scores and GPA average is not sufficient.

Admission Requirements

The following information is what all graduate degree applicants need to have completed before the deadline. All deadlines are different, depending on the program, so you must check with the school each year. Items include:

  • Sending in credentials to the Office of Graduate Admissions
  • Obtain and submit standardized tests
  • Obtain official transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of background and goals

ETS Code for the University of Albany is 2532

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Public
# of Total Applicants: NA
# Students Enrolled: 30-40
# of Males Enrolled: 54%
# of Females Enrolled: 46%
Overall GPA: 3.4
Tests Required for Admittance: GMAT, TOEFL
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $8,370
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $33,480
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $ 13,250
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $53,000

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