Criteria for Graduate Admission
The admission into the graduate programs in the Department of
Earth & Environmental Sciences is competitive. The admission is based upon
applicant's academic records and supporting documents received. Early application (submission by Jan 31)
is encouraged so that each application is carefully considered for financial awards. Although the majority of students begin their graduate
program in the fall semester, the department may consider applications for admission
on a case-by-case basis throughout the year.
The applicant seeking admission into the MS Program must have an adequate foundation
in sciences or engineering. Applicants with undergraduate
background in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to apply.
The minimum requirement for admission include one year (2 semesters, or 3 quarters,
or equivalent) of undergraduate coursework in at least 3 of the following subjects:
- Biology, and
- Earth Sciences or Geology
Students lacking the minimum undergraduate coursework may be accepted into
the MS program with "deficiencies", but they must complete the deficiency
coursework prior to graduation from the MS program. Upon admission, the graduate
studies committee will review the undergraduate transcripts, and recommend
a list of courses to be completed. A student may submit a petition to the department
for exception(s) to the above requirements.
Please also review the following information: