Students will apply to the Dean or the Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics for admission to the M.S. in Natural Sciences program.
- For clear admission, a student must have earned a bachelor’s degree in one of the physical or natural sciences, in mathematics, or in a closely related area. A minimum GPA of 2.80 / 4.0 overall and in all science and mathematics courses is required.
- Students who have completed 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics or science education offered in the College of Sciences and Mathematics with a GPA of 3.0 may apply for clear admission to the M.S. in Natural Sciences. All course prerequisites must be met.
In addition to their application for graduate admission, students must submit a brief essay outlining their educational goals and providing a critical self-analysis of their backgrounds and preparation for the program of study that they intend to pursue. The Dean and/or Associate Dean of the College will review each application and appoint a committee to evaluate the student’s preparation for the program and serve as the advisory committee in the event that the student is admitted to the program. Each accepted graduate student must file a degree plan in the Dean’s administrative office prior to the first semester of attendance. All M.S. in Natural Sciences degree plans must be approved by the student’s committee and the Dean or Associate Dean of the College.