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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: May 1, but January 28 for guaranteed consideration for departmental financial aid
  • Spring deadline: November 15

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Geological Sciences Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate School online application)
  • Personal statement (uploaded into Graduate School online application)
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • Resume (optional, but recommended)
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