Application materials and information about our faculty and programs may be obtained by contacting the Student and Program Coordinator at 940-565-3627 or the Environmental Science Program at 940-565-2694.
Prospective applicants meeting our admission criteria are encouraged to become familiar with the research and degree programs within the department and to seek opportunities by contacting individual faculty members.
Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis once they are complete. However, for financial support purposes completed applications must be received in the department on or before the following dates:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions format;
- Fall term/semester: January 15
- Spring term/semester: October 1
We strongly suggest making your application several months in advance of the deadlines if you are interested in financial support opportunities, scholarships, or fellowships. International Applicants have much earlier separate deadlines maintained by International Admissions. International Applicants must meet those deadlines rather than those from the Department of Biological Sciences.
How to Apply
STEP 1: SECURE A MAJOR PROFESSOR
Applicants must find a Faculty member within the Department who is willing to serve as their Major Professor. Please contact faculty whose research matches with your goals. The Faculty member must send a statement of intent to serve via email to the student and program coordinator. Although securing a major professor does not guarantee admission, not having a major professor will result in admission denial by the Deparment.
STEP 2: APPLY TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Applicants must first apply and be admitted to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School to be considered for admission to a degree program in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or Environmental Science. Learn more about applying to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.
STEP 3: APPLY TO THE DEPARTMENT
**When applying to the Department, students must secure a major professor. Prospective student must find a Faculty member within the Department who is willing to serve as their Major Professor. The Faculty member must send a statement of intent to serve via email to the student and program coordinator.
** All of our programs currently require students to submit their general GRE scores.
Applicants interested in a Teaching Assistantship Position should submit the following to biology@unt:
- Application for a Teaching Assistantship and Scholarships (if you would like to be considered).
- Teaching Assistantship Information Form (if you would like to be considered, complete in addition to Application for a Teaching Assistantship and Scholarships).
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