You must meet the requirements of both the Ball State Graduate School and this program.

Learn about the Graduate School's admission requirements for doctoral students.

In addition, you must have:

  • A master's degree in a science, science education, or a related field from an accredited institution with a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
    • If you have not earned a master's degree, you can apply to one of the seven departments involved with the doctoral program. Upon completion of a master's degree program, you may apply to the doctoral program. With careful planning, your master's course work can be applied to your doctoral program's plan of study.
  • Outstanding promise as a teacher-scholar in a science or science education, as demonstrated by success in previous college studies, test scores, and experience.

Additional Requirement for Science Education Applicants

At least two years successful professional experience in teaching or the equivalent and teacher certification in field relevant to your intended major.