PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Michigan Technological University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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1-3

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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5-25

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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713

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$10,710
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$933
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$595

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$40

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,121
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,424

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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88%
FELLOWSHIP
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0%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
0%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
38%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
13%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
13%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
25%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
13%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology doctorate recipients from Michigan Technological University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

4.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

53%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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11

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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NO

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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NO
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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NO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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NO

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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1-5

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.4
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.0

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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84%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.3

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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2-4

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
20%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
44%
FEMALE
56%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
22%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
78%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
0%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
11%
HISPANIC
0%
UNKNOWN
11%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
89%
PART TIME
11%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
66%
FEMALE
34%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
61%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
39%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
1%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
1%
WHITE
50%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
46%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
69%
PART TIME
31%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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16
Interdisciplinary faculty
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69%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
9
First year
0

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.8

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology degrees from Michigan Technological University


Master's degrees/year

12.8

Doctoral degrees/year

3.2

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(906) 487-1885 ext. 1885


Location

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology degree recipients from Michigan Technological University and may include graduates from more than one program.