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Individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UNK should contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for application information. The Office of Graduate Studies and Research should receive all application materials by the following dates to potentially gain full acceptance for a given semester.
Fall Semester--June 15
Spring Semester--October 15
Summer Semester--March 15
All applications for a given semester will be reviewed together approximately 15 days after the due date.
If you have missed the deadline for full admission in the semester you wish to begin your program, you may enroll and complete up to 12 hours of classes before being formally accepted into the program. You must fill out an application as a non-degree seeking student. Non-degree students can access registration for coursework but are not eligible for financial aid through UNK.
A letter of intent outlining your professional goals must be uploaded during the application process. The letter should be a concise essay concerning your career goals and identification of the means by which you propose to achieve these goals. Accomplishments you have made toward these goals should be included, but personal information should not be included in this letter.
After your application is complete, it will be forwarded to the Department of Biology's Graduate Committee for review. Applications are reviewed only once each semester. All applications that are at the department level on the first of the month following the graduate application due date listed above will be reviewed and decisions will be made based on the available pool of applicants.
The majority of the coursework for the Masters Degree must be completed at UNK. Transfer credits are accepted for of the 36 hour degree path. For graduate credits from another fully accredited institution to be accepted in the Masters Degree program, the Department of Biology must approve the quality and suitability as equal to or superior to the offerings available at UNK. Approval of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research is also required for the transfer of graduate work taken elsewhere, and copies of official transcripts must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. All transfer hours must meet the following requirements: