Doctorate in Environmental Sciences

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the environmental sciences doctoral degree program, one of our faculty members must be willing to serve as your research mentor. You are also required to meet the Graduate School admission requirements. You must be admitted to the Graduate School before the home department can recommend admission to a specific program.

In addition, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an earned baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a college or university accredited by its regional accrediting association with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants interested in the biology and geology concentration must hold an earned master's degree or equivalent with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores submitted to the Graduate School
  • Acknowledged arrangement for doctoral environmental sciences research with mentoring faculty member from one of the following home departments: biology, chemistry, or geological sciences
  • Three letters of recommendation sent to the program director: E Michael Perdue, Director of the PhD in Environmental Sciences Program, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306.