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Admission Requirements

Submit a complete application prior to the deadline of February 1. An application is not considered complete until the Application for Graduate Admission, fees, all official transcripts, Honor Code Commitment, and Ecclesiastical Endorsement have been received.

  • Baccalaurate degree- Perference is given to students with Environmental Science, Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology, and Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation baccalaurate degree, but any science related field is acceptable.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher - International applicants must convert their raw GPA into a 4.0 scale
  • Transcripts-The Office of Graduate Studies must receive an official transcript showing that your bachelor's degree has been verified. Without such verification, registration will not be permitted beyond the first semester.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation- The letters should be submitted online by all references. Instructions are available through the online system.
  • Statement of Intent & Resume- Describe your career objectives and how graduate work will fit into these goals. Submit a copy of your resume.
  • GRE- combined minimum score of 300 with a minimum score of 4.0 on the analytical writing portion is required. The GRE can be scheduled and paid for at www.gre.org . BYU's institution number is 4019.
  • Funded project- No graduate candidate will be accepted unless he or she has a departmental faculty member willing to serve as a major advisor on a funded project. We strongly encourage prospective students to contact faculty who might serve as potential advisors.
  • Work Experience- It is recommended that students have applicable work experience, internships, or undergraduate research.

See additional information on the Graduate Studies Application Checklist

International Students

For additional admission requirements for international students, please visit our International Students section.