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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.

  • Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MS program in Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences, a student must:
    • Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Currently, this accelerated master’s program is only open to the Atmospheric Science students. Their undergraduate program should include integral calculus, general chemistry and a year of university physics.

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.

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)