​​​​​​​​​​To apply for admission to the graduate program in biology, you must complete steps 1-2. Step 3 is optional, but strongly encouraged.

1. Application for admission to Graduate Studies

  • Specify "Conservation Biology" on the application if you wish to pursue this degree option.
  • Include official transcripts from all previously attended universities where over 9 credit hours were taken.
  • The application page for Graduate Studies can be found here.

  • Send your official transcripts to:
         ​Application Processing
         Central Michigan University
         802 Industrial Drive
         Mount Pleasant, MI 48858



2. Apply to the Department of Biology Graduate Program


Send the completed Application Form, Grade Point Calculation Form, Advisor Acceptance Form, 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@cmich.edu

3. 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 Assistant Application is included in the Department of Biology Application Form under section 3.​