Application Process & Deadlines

The priority deadline for applications is January 15 each year. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, however, beyond this date until all graduate positions are filled. It is never too late to apply!

I. Begin by filling out the online application for Graduate Admissions.
  • When asked to choose "Campus Location" choose "Moscow - Main Campus".
  • When asked to select "Choice of Study" choose "Natural Resources M.S."
  • When asked to "Select an Area of Emphasis" choose "Conservation Social Sciences"
  • Do not choose a second "Area of Emphasis"
  • Pay your application fee on line for fastest processing.

II. Once you have completed the on line application, you will need to mail the following to the Graduate Admissions Office for a complete application file.  The GRE is NOT required for admission.  However, you might still receive a checklist from Graduate Admissions that shows the GRE as a requirement.  Once you fill out the College of Natural Resources "Area of Emphasis Form" (see below) and you are recognized as a MOSS applicant, the GRE will be waived for admission:
  1. A completed College of Natural Resources Area of Emphasis Form
    • Choose the "MS" option
    • Choose "non-thesis degree option"
    • Write in "Conservation Social Sciences - MOSS" as your Primary Program
    • On the second page of the form, place an 'X' in front of "Natural Resource Communication/Interpretation/Ed."
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. A 1-2 page statement of career objectives entitled "The McCall Outdoor Science School" that addresses the following:
    • How does the MOSS program support your personal, academic, and professional goals?
    • How has your personal, academic, and professional experience prepared you for the MOSS program?
    • Describe your community living experience and philosophy.
  4. A formal writing sample from your undergraduate coursework/research.  This will be used to assess formal/technical writing skills and abilities.
  5. A 1-2 page curriculum vita/resume
  6. An official transcript from all institutions attended. These should be sent directly from the institution itself.

Mail above materials to:

Graduate Admissions Office
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019

 III. IMPORTANT FINAL STEP! Email Julie Haarr letting her know that all of your application materials have been submitted as outlined above.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Desirable applicants will be invited to a personal or phone interview.