Deadlines for Graduate Applications




 University Financial Aid/Fellowships


 March 15

 June 15

 October 15

 Preference given to applicants who apply before January 10th


 Fellowships from non University funds, such as Quinney Fellowships have different deadlines.  Please see individual applications for deadlines.  Please see "Fellowships and Financial Aid" on the CNR Graduate Students Scholarships Page

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Watershed Sciences here at Utah State University. We offer comprehensive educational and research opportunities for students interested in hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, water quality, watershed management, fisheries, aquatic ecology, remote sensing and geographic modeling.

We require a formal application and a detailed statement outlining your objectives in graduate education, your future goals, and your specific area of research interest. Generally, the requirements for admission are combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores of 307+ (1100+ on the old system) and a GPA of 3.2+. Departmental policy also requires sponsorship by a faculty member before final acceptance into the program. Gaining such sponsorship usually requires correspondence directly with the

Most of our students are supported by research assistantships provided by the faculty. There are no separate applications for financial assistance. All applicants accepted into the graduate program before January 10th are considered for College and University fellowships for the following year. Only a few such fellowships are awarded each year, usually to PhD candidates. These are awarded by April 30th for the following school year.

All applications are accepted online through the School of Graduate Studies.  

Application Process.

Utah State University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities, regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or age. Equal educational opportunities include admission, access to course offerings, financial assistance, housing, and extracurricular activities.