Graduate Program

Department of Biology


Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements

Submission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1

The following items are required and should be submitted electronically to the Graduate Studies Office:

  • Application for admission to graduate study ( 
  • Official transcripts from all institutions in which undergraduate and graduate work has been taken.
  • Narrative statement
    • In your narrative statement, please include whether you would like to pursue a thesis or non-thesis version of your degree (if applicable). If you wish to do a thesis, please identify a potential faculty member you might like to work with in our department. It may be helpful to view our faculty web pages or contact potential faculty members by phone or email to discuss your interests. You could also include in the narrative statement your interests in biology and how they developed, your career goals, and how you think a degree in the Biology Department at CCSU will further your education and prepare you for your career.
  • Letters of recommendation by two college instructors familiar with your ability and record in biology and the related sciences.

Decision Process

When an applicant's admission folder is complete, it will be forwarded to the Biology Department Chair. The Departmental Graduate Committee will make a recommendation regarding admission to the program. Students who are accepted will be assigned a program committee/advisor at the time of acceptance.

  • Submit inquiries about Biology Department graduate programs to:
    Chair, Graduate Studies Committee
    Biology Department
    343 Copernicus Hall
    Central Connecticut State University
    New Britain, CT 06050

Note that additional requirements and applications procedures other than those described above may apply for certain programs. Students interested in applying should contact the appropriate program coordinator directly with any relevant questions.

Students should be further aware that additional licensure and certification requirements may be imposed by outside licensing or accrediting agencies even after a plan of study has been approved or after a student has entered a professional program. A plan of study may be subject to revision to reflect such additional requirements.

Advising and program information provided on this website is for general information and guidance only. It does not constitute a contract, either express or implied, and is subject to revision at the University’s discretion.