Skip to content
Toggle Left Side Navigation


A bachelor’s degree in a natural science — such as chemistry, biology, or physics — or in forensic science is recommended; however, degrees in other majors are acceptable as long as the prerequisite coursework has been completed. We do not require the GRE for admission.

Coursework should include:

  • Completion of one year of college chemistry (CH 123/124 and CH 126/127 or equivalent)
  • One semester of Introductory Biology (GB 140/141 or equivalent)
  • General Organic Chemistry (CH 370/371 or equivalent)
  • Quantitative Analysis (CH 376/377 or equivalent)
  • Microbiology (MC 316/317 or equivalent) or Molecular and Cellular biology (MC 350/351) is recommended but not required

To apply, you must submit each of the following:

All international applicants should apply through the Office of International Education.

Applications will be considered based upon your undergraduate grade point average (minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and the content and quality of your application materials.

Students begin in fall semesters only.

Questions about the program or the application process should be directed to:

Dr. Melissa M. Bailey
Director, MSFS Program
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Campus Box 4050
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415


Phone: 620-341-5619