Application Requirements

The Department of Biology at UIS is currently not admitting graduate students in the Master’s Program.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the program.

The Master of Science degree in Biology offers a balanced curriculum through courses in two tracks: (a) molecular and cell biology, and (b) ecology, evolution, and environmental science. Masters’ research improves problem-solving and organizational skills, and advanced training in biology prepares students for successful careers in biology, natural resources & environment, and health & medicine.

To Apply:

  • Submit an official Application Form through UIS Admissions and pay the required application fee. International graduate students can submit an official Application Form through UIS Graduate International Applicant.
  • Send official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s) directly to UIS Admissions.
  • Submit a goals statement that explains your career goals, how your goals fit in with UIS resources and if you have an interest that aligns with the UIS Biology faculty as well as two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from academic professionals to:

Biology MS Admissions Committee
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS HSB 223
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

To be eligible for full admission to the master of science program in biology, applicants are expected to have earned a baccalaureate degree with courses similar to those required of a UIS bachelor’s in biology and to have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For additional Master’s Degree Requirements go to Graduate Requirements.