Application Instructions

Listed below are application instructions for the online master of science (M.S.) in biology (without thesis).

Step 1: Apply online.

Step 2: Submit the following materials to Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809-1904.

  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) must be sent directly from the school attended to Graduate Admissions. E-transcripts should be sent to
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $65.00 (international students) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University (include SSN or student ID).  No cash accepted. An application cannot be evaluated until the fee has been received. ISU students returning within two years from their last enrollment will be exempt from the application fee.
  • Official GRE scores. To be official, scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Indiana State University.
  • International students must submit official TOEFL (code 1322), IELTS, Interlink, or ELS scores (unless exempt) must be sent directly from testing center to Indiana State University.

Step 3: Please upload and attach the following as part of the online application process:

  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are clearly qualified to comment on the applicant’s academic performance, scientific knowledge, and likelihood of success in graduate school.
  • A completed Curriculum Vitae Application Form.

Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their University Username on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including e-mail, and University announcements.

Note: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended ISU for more than two calendar years.