Application Process & Deadlines

We accept applications for students to begin in the Fall Semester only. You must select a Fall Admission Term on your graduate admissions application. Applications will be accepted anytime throughout the year and will be reviewed starting on the annual priority deadline date of January 15, and will continue to be reviewed until all positions have been filled for the fall semester. We highly encourage applications to be submitted even after the January 15 priority deadline.

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."
  • The online application will not allow you to choose an area of emphasis so leave this as "None"
  • 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. These can be sent by you along with your other application materials OR they can be sent directly by the letter writer to Graduate Admissions via email or regular mail to the address below.
  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 vitae/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 Leslie Dorsey 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.