Master of Arts/Science

Biological Sciences

Applying for Admission

Ecology & Environmental Science, Global Sustainability, Health Sciences, and General Tracks

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed online application with supplemental materials (ccsu.edu/apply):  
    • An essay stating: 
      • Intent to pursue a thesis or non-thesis version of your degree (if applicable),  
      • How you developed your interest in biology 
      • Career goals 
      • How pursuing a CCSU master’s in Biology will further your education or career  
      • Potential advisor from our faculty 
    • Two letters of recommendation from college instructors familiar with your scientific abilities. Three letters for Global Sustainability and General 
    • $50 application fee 
  1. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 2.70 or higher)  
    • Applicants must have GPA of 3.00 or higher in all post-baccalaureate coursework 

       

Wildlife & Conservation Biology Track

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:   

  1. A completed online application with supplemental materials (ccsu.edu/apply):  
    • An essay describing experiences that led to your interest in wildlife conservation or conservation biology 
    • Two letters of recommendation from college instructors or supervisors 
    • GRE 
    • $50 application fee 
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 3.00 or higher)  
    • Successful completion of the following prerequisite CCSU courses or their equivalent: 
      • General Ecology 
      • Population Genetics or Conservation Genetics 
      • Elementary Statistics 
      • Ecological Physiology or Plant Physiology 
    • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.00 in all post-baccalaureate course work 

Official transcripts may be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office:

By Mail: 

Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office
1615 Stanley Street
Davidson Hall 116
New Britain, CT 06050

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