Admission Requirements

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2015 (incoming students for Fall 2014 have been selected).

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 Water Resources graduate program do not have to apply for assistantship positions, but are automatically considered based on available funding.

You can contact any of the faculty members associated with our program for questions about funding. The faculty list includes departmental associations and research interests. Feel free to contact any faculty member working in a related area of interest to see if they may have research funding available.

Testing and Prerequisites

The GRE is not required for admission to the Water Resources 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. 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.

Prerequisite requirements vary by option area. Entry requirements are listed at the top of each option area web page. See WR Curriculum for more information about option areas.

View a complete list of required application materials.


Contact us at (208) 885-6113 or Academic advisors are available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.