Prospective Students

MS/PhD positions are available in the lab of Dr. Kevin McCluney at Bowling Green State University.

Although we will consider inquiries from students in any area of research relevant to our lab to start August 2023, we are particularly seeking a student to work on a large grant funded project focused on the effects of agricultural best management practices on soil health and water quality. This student would help investigate phosphate cycling in streams and agricultural soils using stable isotope techniques. Inquiries from students interested in starting in January 2023 or August 2023 are encouraged.

We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds. Please see our lab’s diversity, equity, and inclusion policy.

Strong applicants will receive tuition waivers and stipends for 2-3 (for MS) or 4-6 (for PhD) years, guaranteed, through a combination of research and teaching assistantships.

Note, students should have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and other documentation of potential for success. International students from certain countries should have a minimum of 7.0 overall IELTS score or 100 on the TOEFL (note: for a list of exempted countries, see

Interested students should answer the questions in the linked google form and wait to be contacted by Dr. Kevin McCluney via email, before submitting a formal application. If you encounter difficulties in submitting your answers via this form, please email For more information about the application process, see:

BGSU is a high research public university, with ~20,000 students, located in NW Ohio, 30 min south of Toledo and ~1 hr from Ann Arbor and Detroit. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest and most productive on campus, with approximately 30 faculty and 80 graduate students.

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