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School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

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Admission Requirements and Student Classification 

No student will be admitted under any condition unless a faculty member agrees to serve as the student’s thesis advisor. During the application process, the applicant indicates a preferred area of specialization that is referred to the appropriate faculty member for review. This requirement ensures that adequate research facilities and funding will be available upon admission for the student’s thesis work. 


Admissions requirements include the following:

1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an aquaculture, fisheries, agriculture, natural resources, or related scientific discipline.
2. Minimum GPA during the Junior and Senior years of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale.
3. Minimum GRE of 291 (Combined Quantitative & Verbal).
4. Minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 (for International students). International applicants who hold degrees or diplomas in a related subject from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) or who have successfully completed at least a two-year post-secondary course of study in which English was the language of instruction are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
5. Agreement of graduate faculty member in the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries to supervise the student and fund their thesis research.


Regular Admission 

To be admitted as a regular student, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a natural science field from an accredited institution and have an Official TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or higher, or IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (international students, if applicable).  Applicants must have scored at least 291on the GRE (Combined Quantitative & Verbal) with a grade point average during the Junior and Senior years of 3.5 or better, or have scored at least 297 on the GRE with a grade point average during the Junior and Senior years of 3.0 or better.
 

Provisional Admission 

Applicants who meet the GRE and grade point average requirements but have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a non-natural science field may be accepted as a provisional student. Provisional students must make up deficiencies through undergraduate course work that will not count for credit toward a degree. The specific course work will be determined by the graduate coordinator, the student’s advisor, and the department chair. 


Conditional Admission 

Students with a baccalaureate degree in a natural science field from an accredited institution who do not meet the GRE and/or grade point average requirements may be accepted as a conditional student. Conditional acceptance is granted only at the chair’s discretion and is usually reserved for individuals with extensive work experience in the field. Conditional students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better during their first semester to continue in the program.

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Admission Requirements and Student Classification

Ph.D. students must have an M.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an aquaculture, fisheries, agriculture, natural resources or related scientific discipline. No student will be admitted under any condition unless a faculty member agrees to serve as the student’s advisor.  If at any time during the student’s course of study, the advisor declines to continue to serve as the student’s advisor, and no other advisor agrees to assume advisory responsibilities for the student, the student will be dismissed from the program. During the application process, the applicant indicates a preferred area of specialization that is referred to the appropriate faculty member for review. This requirement ensures that adequate research facilities and funding will be available upon admission for the student’s dissertation work. 


Admissions requirements include the following:

1. M.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an aquaculture, fisheries, agriculture, natural resources, or related scientific discipline.
2. Minimum GPA during the M.S. studies of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
3. Minimum GRE of 297 (combined verbal and quantitative).
4. Minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 (for International students). International applicants who hold degrees or diplomas in a related subject from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) or who have successfully completed at least a two-year post-secondary course of study in which English was the language of instruction are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
5. Agreement of graduate faculty member in the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries to supervise the student and fund the dissertation research.


Regular Admission
 
To be admitted as a regular student, applicants must have earned a Master of Science degree in a natural science field from an accredited institution and have an Official TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or higher, or IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (international students, if applicable). Applicants must have scored at least 297 on the GRE (Combined Quantitative & Verbal) with a grade point average during their Master of Science studies of 3.0 or better.  


Provisional Admission

Provisional Applicants who meet the GRE and grade point average requirements but have a Master of Science degree from an accredited institution in a non-natural science field may be accepted as a provisional student. Provisional students must make up deficiencies through undergraduate course work that will not count for credit toward a degree. The specific course work will be determined by the graduate coordinator, the student’s advisor, and the department chair. 


Conditional Admission 

Students with a Master of Science degree in a natural science field from an accredited institution who do not meet the GRE and/or grade point average requirements may be accepted as a conditional student. Conditional acceptance is granted only at the chair’s discretion and is usually reserved for individuals with extensive work experience in the field. Conditional students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better during their first semester to continue in the program. Thereafter, the student is considered a regular student.

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Forms for Prospective Students

Below you will find all forms for prospective students. These forms are provided as Microsoft Word document files and in Adobe Acrobat portable document file (PDF) format. SAVE the Word document file(s) to your computer, then using the Microsoft Word (word processing program) the files may be opened, completed, saved, and printed.

If you do not have access to Microsoft Word program, you may SAVE and/or PRINT out the Adobe Acrobat PDF files at your computer and fill them out manually. If the Adobe Acrobat Reader program is not currently installed on your computer, you may download the program free here.

Form 00 - UAPB Application for Admission to Graduate Studies
 https://onlineapp.uapb.edu/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f or ( PDF Only
 
Form 01 - Application for Admission to the Graduate Program in Aquaculture/Fisheries
 ( Word / PDF
 
Form 02 - Letter of Recommendation
 ( Word / PDF )
 
Form 16 - UAPB Affidavit of Support (International Students Only)
 ( PDF Only )
 
Form 17a - Homeland Security Form I-134 Affidavit of Support (International Students Only)
 ( PDF Only )
 
Form 17b - Homeland Security Form I-134 Affidavit of Support  ** Instructions **
 ( PDF Only )
 
Form 18 - UAPB Financial Statement for Prospective F-1 Visa (International Students Only)
 ( PDF Only )
 
International Students Admissions Checklist (Graduate)
 ( PDF Only )
 
International Students Transfer In Clearance Form
 ( PDF Only )

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