A minimum combined GRE score of 800 is required for admission. Admission is based on an admission score from GRE scores (verbal-math), GPA, and research and educational experience (score = GRE (verbal-math)+GPAx500+publication pts (200 pts/publication (maximum 400 pts))+papers/meeting (50 pts/paper (maximum 100 pts))+letter of support from GCSU faculty (200 pts for one letter only)+previous Master of Science degree (100 pts per degree.)) Thirty six hours of graduate work are required in either a Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option. The Thesis Option requires 30 hours of course work and six hours of Thesis Research. In the Non-thesis Option, 33 hours of graduate course work and 3 hours of Independent Study are required. Either program must include 9 hours of work at the 6000 level in biology.