​​​​​​​​​​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 Studies. 

  • Specify "Conservation Biology" on the application if you wish to pursue this degree option.
  • Include official transcripts from all previously attended universities.

  • Send your completed Graduate Studies Application and transcripts:
         ​Graduate Student Services
         Central Michigan University
         802 Industrial Drive
         Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

2. Arrange to have your GRE (general test only) scores sent to Central Michigan University

  • (Institution Code: 1106; Department Code: 0203)
  • ETS

3. 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

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