How To Apply

Applications to the PSU Biology Graduate Program must be made through the PSU Office of Graduate StudiesThe application deadline for the 2021-2022 cohort is February 1, 2021.  Applications are reviewed only for admission for Fall term. Applications received after the February 1 deadline, or for alternative term admission will NOT be reviewed, except in extenuating circumstance and by special request from the faculty member the student intends to work with. The graduate programs in the Biology department at PSU do not currently require the GRE.

There is no application fee.

All application documents must be uploaded to your online application by February 1, 2021 in order for your application to be considered for admission.  Please do not send any application material directly to the Biology Department office, it will not be accepted.  Applicants will be notified of their admission results no later than April 1, 2021. Before applying please review the information provided in the Graduate Studies section of this website as well as the Portland State University Graduate Admissions requirements


Before you apply please make sure you have:



You will be notified of your admission results no later than April 1, 2021