Admissions and Program of Study

The Weintraub Program in Systematics and Evolution is a subsection of the Department of Biological Sciences which offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in biology, botany, or zoology.


Application Forms and General Information:

Prospective graduate students should visit the Graduate Admissions page of the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences. This site contains forms for electronically submitting an application to the graduate school. For a printed copy of the application form or additional general information, contact:

Graduate Enrollment Support Services
George Washington University
Washington D.C. 20052

Email: gradinfo@gwu.edu
Tel: 202.994.3900
Fax: 202.994.6683

 

Prerequisites for Admission into the Graduate Program in the Department of Biological Sciences

Prospective students must meet all the admission requirements of the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences as well as those of the Department of Biological Sciences. The general requirements of Columbian School are given in the University Bulletin.

The Department of Biological Sciences further requires all admitted students to have a bachelor's degree with a major in biology, botany, or zoology. The undergraduate program must have included one year of Organic Chemistry with lab, one year General Physics with lab, one semester of Calculus, and Statistics. For more information, see the University Bulletin.

 

International Students

Foreign students can find additional information at the International Services Office page and by contacting them directly:

International Services Office
2127 G Street NW
George Washington University
Washington D.C. 20052

Email: iso@gwu.edu
Tel: (202) 994-6860
Fax: (202) 994-0894

 

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance can be applied for when submitting an application to the University. The Department of Biological Sciences offers graduate teaching fellowships to both Masters and PhD students, and King Research fellowships and Weintraub Fellowships to PhD students. These fellowships provide tuition plus a stipend. Tuition awards are made only for the minimum number of semester hours of credit per semester. All graduate students in good standing as well as new applicants are eligible to apply. The Weintraub Program also has funding for graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation's PEET division for students interested in systematics of spiders or nemertean worms.

Additional information about financial aid can be found in the Graduate Funding Opportunities web site.

Detailed information on the Masters and PhD programs can be found at the The Biology Graduate Student Handbook and the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Handbook web sites.