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Applying to Biology Graduate Programs, EHS PhD and MS

Applications to the Biology MS and PhD programs are completed on-line through the UNCG Graduate School.

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Admissions requirements for the PhD in Environmental Health Science(EHS)

An applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Sciences and show training in the fundamentals of biology, which includes the successful completion of courses equivalent to our undergraduate core curriculum for a BS degree. A master's degree is not required for entry into this program. However, a student who has been admitted to our master's degree program must reapply for doctoral study. Applicants should submit recommendations from academic professionals. It is strongly suggested that letters of recommendation address the applicant's potential for graduate work as well as his/her analytical and writing abilities. The due date for applications is February 15, 2014.

Documents to be Submitted to Graduate School for Admission to the EHS PhD program:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Official Transcripts*. All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required.
  3. General GRE scores (no older than 5 years).
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  6. Personal Statement: Include highlights of educational background and prior professional activities; a discussion of research experience and interests; and career goals; reasons for choosing the Ph.D. in EHS at UNCG, and should indicate faculty members at UNCG whose research activities are of particular interest.
  7. Applicants with a first language other than English must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Admissions requirements for the MS in Biology

An applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Sciences and show training in the fundamentals of biology, including successful completion of courses equivalent to our undergraduate core curriculum. The due date for applications is March 30, 2014.

Documents to be Submitted to Graduate School for Admission to the MS in Biology program:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Official Transcripts*
  3. General GRE scores (no older than 5 years)
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Personal Statement: Include highlights of educational background, related work/professional experience, career goals, and reasons for choosing the MS in Biology at UNCG.
  6. Applicants with a first language other than English must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

*Unofficial transcripts may be sent in with your application to the Graduate School to keep your application moving forward but official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance and admission to the program.