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:
- An Emporia State graduate application.
- An MSFS application. If a paper application is needed, please click here.
- Three letters of reference.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate coursework or any graduate courses you may have taken.
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