Department of Biological Sciences

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Biological Sciences
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave
Mail Stop 8007
Pocatello, ID 83209-8007
Phone: (208) 282-3765
Fax: (208) 282-4570

How to Apply

There are two separate applications required for admission. One is the Department of Biological Sciences' application form, which should be submitted directly to the department.  The other is the ISU Graduate School's application form, which should be submitted to the Graduate School.


Review of applications for teaching and research assistantships for fall semester will begin on February 1. A late application may lower the probability that you will receive support.

If you are interested in applying to the Microbiology Graduate Program, please click here.

Instructions for applying to Biology Graduate Program at ISU:

Please contact Noreen King at for updates on your graduate application to Biological Sciences.

DOWNLOAD the Biology Department Information Sheet, and complete all areas. Mail or fax the completed form and an unofficial copy of your transcript to:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8007
  • Pocatello, ID 83209-8007

NOTE: A faculty member in Biological Sciences must agree to serve as the applicant's advisor before a student will be accepted in the graduate program. Before returning your application you MUST contact Biology faculty members that have similar research interests to your own and who may be willing to act as a research supervisor. In your application indicate which faculty you have contacted. Please consult the description of research interests and areas of expertise of faculty members in Biological Sciences at Idaho State University here.

DOWNLOAD the Recommendation Form and have three individuals who can evaluate your potential for graduate study complete and mail the form to the address above.


You may apply online or send the following materials:

  • Graduate School Deadlines for Application (Degree Seeking students must submit completed applications no later than the following):
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 1
  • Application for Admission Form
  • $55 application fee (payable to Idaho State University)
  • GRE scores
  • One official transcript
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Graduate Student Non-Resident Tuition Waiver form
  • Submit to:

    • Graduate Admissions
    • Graduate School
    • 921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8075
    • Pocatello, ID 83209-8075


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209