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Admissions Process

There are two levels of review for students hoping to enroll in Environment and Society graduate programs. First of all, you should be able to meet the admissions requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 credits of Bachelor's coursework
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in the 40th percentile or better on both the Quantitative and Verbal portions of the exam. No GRE subject exam is required.

Second, all applicants are reviewed by a group of faculty members who participated in the degree program for which you are applying. Before you can be accepted, a member of the Environment and Society graduate faculty must agree to serve as your mentor (usually referred to as your "major professor").

For that reason, we recommend that before you start the official application process you first read our faculty web pages to see who, if anyone, shares your particular interests and might be a possible major professor. Then contact the professor(s) directly to see if he or she will be accepting new graduate students for the term when you hope to begin your studies.

Most students begin their studies in the Fall term. To receive full consideration for admission your application (including GRE scores, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation) should be received in the School of Graduate Studies by February 1st of the year you plan to enter the program. More information about the application process can be found here.