Ohio University

Plant Biology M.S. Graduate Admissions

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Admissions Requirements

All graduate applications must be submitted electronically through the Graduate College.

  • B.S. or B.A. in the natural sciences, with significant biology emphasis. Coursework in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, math, related disciplines) is recommended.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required with combined verbal and quantitative scores of 305 recommended, current within the last four years. (Official scores must be sent from the testing agency to Ohio University.)
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose (one to two pages) indicating preferred faculty adviser(s) and describing previous research experience, graduate school goals, and career plans after graduate school. Please do not hesitate to contact any faculty member with whom you think you might like to study Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any faculty member with whom you think you might like to study. See Faculty Research Areas for individual contact details and more information about the research interests of faculty.
  • Transcripts
  • Resume (CV)
  • English Proficiency. International students whose native language is not English also must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic). To be considered official, test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to Ohio University. A TOEFL-iBT of 95 or higher is recommended. The minimum IELT is 6.5. More information on English Proficiency.

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Application Instructions

To be considered for both admission and funding for the next academic year, students should submit all materials by January 15. Applications for the M.S. program are considered throughout the academic year, but funding is often not available out of cycle.

Application Deadline

To be considered for both admission and funding for the next academic year, students should submit all materials by Jan. 15. Applications for the M.S. program are considered throughout the academic year, but funding is often not available out of cycle.