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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Two months prior to the start of the academic semester for which the applicant is applying.

  • Completion of a B.S. degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Atmospheric science applicants: Undergraduate program should include integral calculus and one year of college physics.
  • Environmental science applicants: Undergraduate program should include general and organic chemistry, introductory biology, calculus, geology, physics, and ecology.
  • Soil science applicants: Completed courses in general and organic chemistry, calculus, geology and physics. Inadequacies in courses must be remedied through additional course work immediately after admission.

Minimum Language Requirements

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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 Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences Program

All application materials for graduate admission into the SEAS program must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Letter of self-evaluation and professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume (optional)
  • Official scores from TOEFL or IELTS is required from international applicants.