All application materials are due by March 1st for Fall admission, and by November 1st for Spring admission. Files received after will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please be sure to
carefully read through the following sources of graduate admissions information.
Additional informational can be found in the UAA Biological Sciences Handbook
Required Admission Documents
This is an overview of the required documents for admission into the Master of Science,
Biological Sciences graduate program. Please review the UAA Catalog's Admission Requirements for complete instructions.
Submit to UAA Office of Admissions
The following items must be submitted directly to the UAA Office of Admissions:
- Official Transcripts
Official transcript(s) reflecting graduate-level credits and credits pertaining to
the baccalaureate degree from each institution attended. Applicants with transcript(s)
from institution(s) outside the United States or Canada must provide an official statement
of equivalency from a recommended credentials evaluation service and, if necessary,
an English translation of the transcript.
- Official GRE Scores
Official scores from the GRE must be requested by the student and sent directly by
the testing agency to the university. Scores must be received prior to admission to
- TOEFL Scores (If necessary)
If necessary, scores from the TOEFL exam must be requested by the student and sent
directly by the testing agency to the university. Scores must be received prior to
admission to the program
For more information on how to submit these necessary items to Admissions, please
visit the UAA Office of Admissions webpage.
Submit to the Department of Biological Sciences
The following items must be submitted directly to the Department of Biological Sciences:
- Statement of Goals
A brief (typically one page) statement of the applicant's research and career goals. We
highly recommend that applicants to our Master's program include the name of their
faculty mentor in their application's statement of goals. This will ensure a smoother
- Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation from the persons who are qualified to evaluate the
applicant's ability to successfully perform graduate-level coursework and research
should be submitted directly to the department
- Letter of Faculty Support
A letter of support from a UAA faculty member from the Department of Biological Sciences
expressing willingness to accept the applicant into his/her research group and a statement
of available funding or funding opportunities for research support for the student.
Documents may be emailed to Aubrey Martindale (see contact information below) or uploaded
through your electronic application.
- Students seeking admission to the M.S. program are strongly advised to contact faculty
members whose research interests are of interest to the applicant; admission to the
program cannot be completed without a faculty mentor willing to accept the student
into his or her research program. Faculty interests are located on their profiles
Please contact us if you have any questions.