A note to prospective students:
Investigate the research interests of the faculty to identify individuals you would be interested in having mentor your research. We encourage you to contact potential MS thesis or doctoral dissertation mentors to learn of research opportunities of their labs. Priority admissions are given to applications submitted by January 15.
- Online application form. Application information and the on-line application form for domestic students can be accessed at ECU Graduate School website. Application information and the on-line form for International Students is available HERE.
- Official transcript from each college or university previously attended.
- Official GRE scores of the General Test (ECU GRE code is 5180). The Biology Test is not required.
- Statement of Purpose (= Statement of Intent).
- Two (MS programs) or three (PhD programs) letters of recommendation from individuals in a professionally relevant field who can assess your promise as a graduate student.
- Non-refundable application fee.
- TOEFL or IELTS scores if you are a foreign applicant and have received your baccalaureate degree from a university outside the USA where English is not the official language.
- Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university within the country, or the equivalent from a foreign university to be considered for admission.
- GRE scores cannot be more than 5 years old. Average GRE scores for admitted MS students are 61st Percentile—Verbal and 55th Percentile—Quantitative. Average GRE scores for admitted PhD (IDPBS) students are Verbal 67th Percentile, and Quantitative 60th Percentile.
- GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for Master's Programs, or 3.0 for doctoral programs. The average GPA of students accepted in the Biology graduate programs is 3.3 (MS) and 3.5 (Ph D).
- We prefer TOEFL scores of at least 100 (no less than 20 per section) for the IBT exam, 550 for the paper-based exam, or 213 for the computer-based exam, and a minimum IELTS score is of 6.5.