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Application Information

Our program is competitive and limited to 16 students each year. You may apply to the program at any time with either the online or the paper application form; however, we begin evaluating applications for the summer/fall term as early as the preceding February.

 We accept applications until we fill all 16 spots.

  • Currently enrolled Ball State undergraduate or graduate biology students may apply directly to the Biotechnology Certificate Program.
  • U.S. citizens currently not enrolled at Ball State University must first apply to the Graduate School and then to the program.
  • International students currently not enrolled at Ball State University must first apply through the Rinker Center for International Programs. If interested in a departmental graduate assistantship for fall semester, you must submit your application to the Rinker Center by December 31. Please contact the Rinker Center for guidance through the application process.

Note: You must first be accepted into Ball State University before we accept you into the program.

Program Application Requirements

  • Application to and acceptance into the Ball State University Graduate School
  • Application to and acceptance into the Department of Biology
  • Biotechnology Certificate Program application
  • Original undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  • Three recommendations on the program's form.  For these recommendations, please, only use faculty members or a supervisor from a place of employment (not a coach, a family member, a high school teacher, or a friend). Please, when asking a faculty member, request if the faculty member feels that they know you well enough to provide sufficient information for the committee to use in the evaluation or if they do not, use someone else. The faculty member can be from any department.  

Program Completion Options
Once accepted into our program you may:

  • Take the program as an undergraduate and apply the credits toward a bachelor's degree in biology.
  • Take the program as a postbaccalaureate, non-degree seeking student. With this option you will pay fees at the undergraduate rate.
  • Take the program as a postbaccalaureate, non-degree seeking student and receive graduate credit. With this option you will pay fees at the graduate rate.
  • Take the program as a graduate student and complete 9 to 12 additional hours to earn a master's degree in biology.

Note: You must submit a separate application to be considered for a graduate assistantship.

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804