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Materials to Submit to Department

Here is what you need to submit to our department: 
  • The online form.
  • Official copy of transcripts from all previous college work. Transcripts must be sent to both the Graduate School and to our department.
  • Three to five letters of recommendation that address your potential as a teacher and a scholar. Recommendations should be relevant to the degree program--science or science education--for which admission is sought. At least two of the references should address your potential for academic success in a doctoral program, and at least two other references should address your potential success as a science educator or postsecondary teacher of science. Note: One person may address one or both of these areas.

Don't forget to send materials to the Graduate School.

Need more information? Contact Thomas Robertson, the advisor for our doctoral programs.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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