Application Checklist

Application Requirements


$90.00 application fee


Transcripts must be official and come from all college/universities attended. Earned degree/s must be clearly indicated on the transcript, or a separate Certificate of Degree must be submitted. Visit Graduate School Admission for information on what constitutes an official transcript.


You will need to provide your resume or Curriculum vitae (CV).

Three Recommendations

You will need to provide three references on the Graduate School Application. Be sure to have current email addresses available for each recommender. These references will be contacted directly by CollegeNET, the company contracted for online applications, be sure to alert your recommenders so they can watch their email (occasionally these will end up in the “junk” email box).

Statement of Purpose

This is for graduate study and any work experience you have had in agriculture and/or biology. Be as specific as possible. This helps us direct you to faculty members who can provide a program of study for graduate work. If you are responding to an announcement for a research assistantship or are interested in working with a specific faculty member in the department, please indicate that in your statement. If you are willing to be considered for other research assistantships available in the department, please also indicate that.

TOEFL Scores

For those whose first language is not English – Original scores must be sent directly from ETS to WSU Graduate School. WSU Institution code: 4705

TOEFL must be current in the semester the student is applying. TOEFL score is good for 2 years. Please note it can take 6-8 weeks for your scores to reach us after you have taken the exam.


  • January 10 – fall semester
  • July 1 – spring semester