Admissions Requirements

In order to be admitted to a doctoral degree program, you must fulfill the Graduate School admission requirements. In addition, you must also meet the following biology department criteria.

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

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