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Master of Science in
Biological Sciences

The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

 

Applying to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program is a two part process: 

  1. Submit application materials via MyEIU. If you are an international student, make sure you designate yourself as such in MyEIU; otherwise, choose the Graduate School when you log into MyEIU.
  2. Once you are admitted to EIU, submit application materials to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) in MyEIU.

Applications for admission to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program are accepted at any time. If you decide to apply for a Graduate Assistantship (available only for Thesis option), your application(s) and supporting information must be received no later than February 15.

More Information about the Application Process

U.S. Residents: 

  1. Submit application materials, including a $30 application fee, to the Graduate School via MyEIU
  2. Mail the following to the Graduate School Office: 
    - Official Transcripts 
    -  
    Official GRE (general) scores (Not required for Non-Thesis option) 
  3. Once you are admitted to the Graduate School, submit application materials to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) in MyEIU
  4. If you decide to apply for a graduate assistantship (GA) submit GA application to the Graduate School. Graduate assistantship is only available for students in the Thesis option.

International Applicants: 

  1. Submit application materials to International Programs in MyEIU
  2. Mail the following to the International Programs Office: 
    - Official Transcripts 
    -  
    Official GRE (general) scores (Not required for Non-Thesis option)
    - Official TOEFL scores 
    - Financial Affidavit Form 
    - If you need a scholarship submit 
    International Student Tuition Scholarships Application Form
  3. Once you are admitted to EIU, submit application materials to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) in MyEIU
  4. Submit a Graduate Assistantship Application to the Graduate School. Graduate assistantship is only available for students in the Thesis option.

*A student cannot receive both a Graduate Assistantship (stipend + tuition waiver) and an International Student Tuition Scholarship (tuition waiver only) but should apply for both. If both are awarded, the tuition scholarship can be easily declined. 

Program Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admission

  • Baccalaureate degree in biological sciences or related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4.0.
  • One year of inorganic chemistry and a semester of organic chemistry.
  • Should submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (General test only, subject test is not required). GRE (both General and Subject) not required for Non-Thesis option.
  • All application materials should be received before February 15th to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship. 
  • Applications from prospective students NOT applying for Graduate  Assistantship are accepted at any time.

 

 

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Contact Information

Dr. Britto P Nathan
Professor and Graduate Coordinator

2154 Life Science Annex
Life Sciences Building
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-6891
bpnathan@eiu.edu


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