Admission Requirements & Application Information

  • B.S. degree in a science curriculum
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Combined GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 300
  • TOEFL score of 550 (PBT)/213 (CBT)/80 (IBT) for international students
  • Graduate faculty member agree to be major professor (agreement form in the departmental application packet)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals in the field
  • Cover letter and resume or CV
  • An interview with the departmental graduate committee to gain full M.S. track student status
  • Complete application (online and departmental)

The packet will serve as the program and graduate assistantship application.  Please send the completed application packet, official GRE scores, all official college transcripts, cover letter, and CV or resume to:

Dr. Christopher Bonvillain
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Biological Sciences
Nicholls State University
P.O. Box 2021
Thibodaux, LA 70310

When your application is received, you will be notified by e-mail.  For more application information, contact Dr. Chris Bonvillain.

The deadline for applying for teaching assistantships starting in the Fall semester is March 26. For assistantships starting in the Spring semester the deadline is October 25.  Applications not requesting an assistantship are accepted at any time.