School of Biological Sciences

Graduate Studies

Graduate Application Information

The School of Biological Sciences offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in biology and plant biology with a non-thesis M.S. option in biology. We provide research specialties in ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics, and molecular biology of plant and animal systems. Degree requirements and additional information can be found in our Graduate Student Handbook.
The training of graduate students is a major emphasis of faculty in the School of Biological Sciences. We welcome you to contact directly individual faculty members or direct your questions to the graduate coordinator within the School of Biological Sciences.

To Apply:

Applicants must apply online to the Graduate School by January 10 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester. Foreign applicants should note the WSU Graduate School deadlines on the Application for Admission.
Our application process requires two steps.

  • STEP 1: Apply directly to the Graduate School.  Applications are completed online.  Carefully follow the instructions on:

    Applications must include:

    1. Three letters of recommendation which will be submitted online (follow instructions on the Graduate School application page).
    2. GRE scores: Required for international and domestic applicants.  We require the GRE general test and recommend the Biology Subject Test.  Have ETS send scores directly to the Graduate School.  WSU Institutional Code: 4705
    3. TOEFL scores (international applicants only): Official scores must be sent to the Graduate School. WSU Institutional Code: 4705
    4. Transcripts: These must be sent directly to the Graduate School (follow instructions on the Graduate School application page).

    For further questions or information, please contact the Graduate School directly:

    WSU Graduate School
    PO Box 641030
    Pullman, WA 99164-1030
    Phone: (509) 335-1446
  • STEP 2: Complete the Supplemental Application here: SBS Supplemental Application

    School of Biological Sciences
    PO Box 644236
    Pullman, WA 99164-4236
School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, PO Box 644236, Pullman WA 99164-4236, 509-335-3553, Contact Us
The SBS main office is located in 312 Abelson Hall on the Pullman campus.