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Application Information

We accept applications until we fill all 16 spots.

If you are an undergraduate and want to apply to the program and complete the program as an undergraduate, fill out and submit the certificate application form AND have three references fill out and submit the biotech recommendation form.  Have the recommendation forms sent to Dr. Susan McDowell, Dept. of Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 47306, or placed in Dr. McDowell’s mailbox in the Department of Biology office.

If you are applying to the Graduate School in addition to the Biotech program, please note, you have 4 applications that need to be submitted.

  1. First, for the Graduate School, you will have 2 applications: one for the Certificate, one for the MA/MS.  Visit the GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLY NOW webpage and complete an application for the MA/MS.

  2. Do not simply apply for the MA/MS in Biology but also, very importantly, apply for the Biotechnology Certificate. The following directions will guide you through the process (note, this is in addition to your separate application for the MA/MS).  Visit the GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLY NOW webpage and complete a new application. This time, you will select the CERTIFICATE option from the program choices – and then will proceed with selecting the BIOTECH CERTIFICATE program.  The cost is $20 for certificate programs (over and above the cost for Graduate School application).

    Indicate in the COMMENT BOX on the application that you are ADDING the certificate to your current MASTER’S curriculum (to ensure the Graduate School keeps the Master’s curriculum in place, as well).

    After doing this, periodically, log in and review your curriculum programs through Self Service Banner to ensure that both programs (the Master’s and Certificate programs) are listed (once the admission has taken place).

  3. In addition to the above applications, the third application is the online application at the Biotechnology website (no cost).

  4. The fourth is the application to the Department of Biology (no cost). All four must be completed.

    For questions regarding the online Department of Biology application for the Biotechnology Certificate, please, contact the Director, Dr. Susan McDowell.

    For questions regarding the application to the Department of Biology, please, contact Dr. Susan McDowell.
  5. In addition to the above 4 applications, the following need to be submitted:

    • Original transcripts of all previous graduate & undergraduate coursework.
    • Three completed Departmental Recommendation Forms.   Have the recommendation sent to Dr. Susan McDowell, Dept. of Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 47306, or placed in Dr. McDowell’s mailbox in the Department of Biology office.

If you are an international student, you must first contact our International Admissions office. International students do not fill out these forms. Instead, please contact the International Admission office and you will be directed on how to apply through their site.

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

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