Key Deadlines

The deadlines for completed applications are as follows:

Conventional M.S. and Ph.D. applications

  • July 15 for Fall admission [As noted above, prospective PhD students seeking financial support for the Fall term should apply by Jan. 15 for full consideration.]
  • December 1 for Spring admission
  • April 15 for Summer admission

Accelerated M.S. Program

  • Application is usually made in the junior year, but no later than August 1 before your senior year or completion of 90 credit hours toward the degree.

If these dates fall on a weekend, the deadline is the next working day. Official notification of admission or denial will come from the Graduate School and will be based on a recommendation from the Department of Biology. Notification of acceptance to the Department of Biology Graduate program does not carry with it the promise of financial support. However, all students admitted to the doctoral program will be considered for financial support, if they qualify.