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To apply to our graduate programs, please select a link below:

Once you have applied on-line, please send an e-mail to the Graduate Office (, telling us you have applied through the on-line system.  This will expedite the processing of your application.  In addition, applicants are encouraged to contact potential research advisors before or shortly after they apply. Links to profiles of our faculty can be found here.

INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT: For students applying to our MS and PhD programs your personal statement should outline your research interests and long term goals. You should also clearly indicate how engaging in your graduate work in the Department of Biological Sciences at KSU will help you achieve your career goals.  Please describe any prior research and/or laboratory experience and include a statement with 2-4 names of faculty members with whom you might like to work. 

Fall 2015 admission deadlines for the MS and PhD programs are December 5, 2014 for international students and December 15, 2014 for domestic students. When being considered for departmental support PhD applicants are preferred over MS applicants. The only applications that will be considered at other times of year are students that have financial support in the form of scholarships.

Admissions into the MA program are rolling, but applications need to be completed at least 1 month prior to the start of the semester.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.

Phone: 330- 672-2819

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