Admission and Application Deadlines
Fall Semester Recommended
Deadlines if also Applying for Funding
Deadline for priority consideration is February 1
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or a master's degree from a supporting discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, or geology) and have performed satisfactorily. The GPA in undergraduate or in previous graduate level coursework should be at least 3.0. Students should enter the Program with knowledge of one of the supporting sciences and having successfully completed biology, organic chemistry, physics, statistics and calculus.
GRE scores are required. Scores under 1000 across the Verbal and Math sections of the GRE under the old scoring system, or under 150 on each of these sections under the new one, are less likely to be competetive.
Statemenet of Goals and Objectives (1-2 pages) written to the Director of the Environmental Sciences PhD program. This statement should clearly identify research objectives, identify potential faculty advisors in your area of interest, and provide an indication of why Wright State University is an appropriate place to continue your training.
TOEFL score of at least 600/250/100 or IELTS of 6.5.
A substantial part of your funding will arise from an individual faculty member. To ensure student success, we require that students receive a commitment from a potential faculty advisor who is willing and able to support you in their laboratory. Applicants should begin this process at the time of applying by contacting individual faculty members in your area of interest.
Our most competitive applicants will have independent research experience at either the undergraduate or graduate level, or have a record of environmental science-related work experiences that indicate a high chance of success in PhD-level research.
Three letters of recommendation are required that address your past performance and provide an indication of your chances of success in our PhD program.