1. You must apply to the Ball State Graduate School by submitting a completed application form, application fee, and official transcripts at least four weeks before the term you plan to begin study. You may apply online.
  2. You must apply to the Department of Biology by submitting the following:
  • A completed application 
  • Three recommendations (PDF)
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required. However, scores are included in the evaluation of applications for assistantships. If submitting scores, submit by the month of March that precedes the term you plan to begin study.

If you are an international student, you must submit an application through the Rinker Center for International Programs.

Applications for assistantships will be reviewed beginning February 1 and continue until all positions are filled. To be fully considered for an assistantship, you should have your application materials in by this date.