How to Apply
​​To apply for admission to the graduate program in biology, you must complete steps 1-3. Step 4 is optional, but strongly encouraged.

1. Application for admission to the College of Graduate Studies. 
  • Specify "Conservation Biology" on the application if you wish to pursue this degree option.
  • Include transcripts from all previously attended universities.
  • Enclose a Statement of Interest. Describe your general fields of interest and proposed subjects of research, past experiences (coursework, training, etc.) that relate to your fields of interest, and professional goals. Identify Department of Biology faculty members with whom you wish to work.

    Send your completed Graduate Studies Application, transcripts, and statement of interest to:

         College of Graduate Studies
         Central Michigan University
         Foust Hall 100
         Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
2. GRE (general test only) Arrange to have scores sent to Central Michigan University.
(Institution Code: 1106; Department Code: 0203)

3. Application to the Department of Biology Graduate Program

Send the completed Grade Point Calculation Form and Advisor Acceptance Forms and arrange to have three (3) recommendation forms/letters sent to:

Graduate Coordinator
Department of Biology
Central Michigan Unviersity
Brooks Hall 217
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
or via email to

4. Apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Biology
(Strongly Encouraged)
5. To apply for a fellowship through the college of Graduate Studies:
  • Deadline: All required materials must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies at the address below on the 1st Monday in February by 5:00 p.m. EST.
​​College of Graduate Studies
Central Michigan University
Foust Hall 100
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859​