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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 Graduate Student Services. 
  • Specify "Conservation Biology" on the application if you wish to pursue this degree option.
  • Include official 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:

         ​Graduate Student Services
         Central Michigan University
         802 Industrial Drive
         Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
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 Program Administrator
Department of Biology
Central Michigan University
Biosciences 2100
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
or via email to biogradcoord@cm​​

4. Apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Biology
(Strongly Encouraged)
  • To be considered for a CMU-funded TA or RA, all university and program required application materials need to be submitted and available to the review committee by February 1st. 
  • Teaching Assistantship Applicat​ionmust be received by the Department of Biology no later than February 1 (see form for mailing address).

CMU, is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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