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Department of Biological Sciences

Graduate Application Forms

These are all of the forms that you need to apply for graduate study in Biology at Emporia State University. All international applicants should apply through the Office of International Education.

All of the following forms are formatted in WORD or PDF. Hold the shift key down and use your mouse to click on the form you wish to download. Instructions for downloading and saving the file will be displayed. If you have trouble receiving the files or the files are not in a usuable format, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Eric Yixin Yang, at

  • ESU Graduate Application
  • Biology Graduate Application -- You will need to complete the application for either the MS or MA program in addition to the application form from the Graduate School.
  • Recommendation Form (in PDF format) -- Be sure to indicate if this recommendation is to be used for 1) your application to graduate school (required for the biology program), 2) your application for an assistantship, or 3) both. If you are applying for both admission and an assistantship, you only need one set of letters of recommendation.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) is also a requirement for admission. An applicant's file may be considered for admission without the scores of this exam; however, if the scores of this exam are not recieved by the time of admission, the applicant will be admitted on probabtion. It is highly recommended that all applicants satisfy this requirement prior to their application being condsidered.

A completed application consists of the ESU Graduate Application, the appropriate Biology Graduate Application, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All of these materials should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies. Only completed applications will be considered.