Admission Requirements & Application Instructions
There are specific Admission Requirements for both the Graduate School and the Human Performance Laboratory, please read the following information carefully and follow the Application Instructions.
Ball State University Graduate School Admission Requirements & Application Instructions
1) Earned master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
2) Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
3) One copy of official transcript of all previous college work.
4) Meet the HPL requirements (see below)
Please see the Graduate School website for their specific instructions. International students should also visit the International Students Admissions website for additional specific instructions. All information and materials requested by the Graduate School or International Student Admissions should be sent to those offices per their specific instructions.
Human Performance Laboratory Admission Requirements & Application Instructions
The following HPL requirements apply for both domestic and international students. Each requested item should be emailed to HPL@bsu.edu as an Adobe pdf document. Any non-pdf documents or postal mail will not be accepted.
1) HPL PhD & MS Application Form. This pdf fillable form provides us general and educational information on each candidate, as well as your exercise background and interests, research background, reason for pursuing a PhD in Human Bioenergetics, and a writing sample.
2) Curriculum Vitae.
3) Three letters of recommendation from those individuals listed on the application form, evaluating your potential to be a PhD student, your ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment, and your academic and writing ability.
NOTE: These letters are to be sent only to the HPL email address above, no letters are to be sent to the Graduate School.
4) Transcripts of all previous college work (these can be unofficial or official and scanned in as a pdf – no postal mail allowed).
NOTE: Two semesters of organic chemistry (organic 1 and organic 2) with lab are required for acceptance into the program, as these are a prerequisite for the biochemistry course
(CHEM 563) you will take your first semester.
5) GRE scores [as a pdf (scanned in if necessary) – no postal mail allowed].
6) Approval of the Human Performance Laboratory selection committee.
7) An HPL visit to meet the faculty and see the facilities and campus is strongly encouraged.
Review of HPL and Graduate School application materials and selection process begins January 15 and continues until positions are filled.