Application Process

The Department of Earth Sciences follows a rolling admissions procedure for prospective graduate students.  Rolling admissions means that we accept applications to our graduate program year-round.  However, to be considered for funding through a Graduate Assistantship (GA), applications must be received by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Term Deadline:  January 31st
  • Spring Term Deadline:  November 1st

To apply, complete the Graduate School's online application.  You will need to provide the following information in the online application:

  • GPA
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores
  • Statement of research interests
  • A writing sample (no length requirement)
  • Contact information for three references
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV), if applying for an assistantship

International Students must also include:

  • TOEFL iBT (minimum of 550 on paper, 210 on computer-based, or 79 on Internet-based) or IELTS (minimum of 6.0) Scores
  • Affidavit of Support and Educational Background Statement
  • Foreign university credentials must be evaluated by the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services