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Graduate Research Opportunities

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Graduate opportunities exist for prospective M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in Fall 2021 admission. The application deadline is December 31, 2020.

Most Earth & Environmental Sciences graduate students are supported as teaching assistants or as research assistants through funded grants. Competitive fellowships with larger stipends are also available to top applicants for the Ph.D. program.

Factors we consider in accepting graduate program applicants include:

  • GPAs from previous degree programs; note that we can consider unofficial transcripts, but official transcripts must be submitted for accepted students prior to admission
  • 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from former professors
  • A clear statement of research interests
  • The willingness of a faculty member to serve as a research advisor. View List of Faculty.
  • TOEFL score, only if appropriate, with a minimum score of 90


TOEFL – 6173

More information about the department can be obtained via this website and from the Graduate Committee Chair, Dr. Nicole Gasparini.