Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program is based on the compatibility of the student’s research interests with those of a major professor, the availability of research support, and the student’s academic record and potential. Assistantships are open to domestic and international students who are regularly enrolled students in the College of Graduate Studies. Both teaching and research positions are available. Applicants to the Environmental Science graduate program do not have to apply for assistantship positions, but are automatically considered based on available funding.

We will consider applicants with a degree in environmental science or related fields. If you do not have this background, you can still be accepted into the program, but may need to complete some of the undergraduate prerequisites required as preparation for the degree (see below). You will need to make these courses part of your study plan and complete them before you graduate.

The GRE is not required for admission to the EnvS graduate program, but is strongly recommended if 1) your GPA is below the required 3.0 (or 3.3 for the PhD), or, 2) you would like to be considered for a research or teaching assistantship on the Moscow campus. The GRE gives us more information, and can help a potential major professor assess your abilities. Take the "general" exam, as there is no specific exam for environmental science.

Undergraduate Prerequisites

Physical Sciences
one course in chemistry or physics
one course in physical geography or geology

Biological Sciences
one course in two of the following areas: biology, ecology, botany, zoology, microbiology

Social Sciences
one course in two of the following areas: economics, political science, law, sociology, history, human geography

Other
One course in statistics 
One course in mathematics (pre-calculus or higher)
One course in scientific or technical writing. 

You may be asked to provide catalog copies of the course descriptions of these. If you are deficient in some of the courses necessary for preparation for this degree, you will need to make these courses part of your study plan and complete them before you graduate.