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Graduate Studies - ES/RP
Academic Programs:School of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers programs of study leading to:
- Master of Science in Environmental Science
- Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
Environmental Science Graduate Program is associated with the Center for Multiphase Environmental Research, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, State of Washington Water Research Center, Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, and other research units. The participating faculty resource list for the Program includes some 150 members representing more than 40 disciplines
Areas of Specialization:
The MS degree program has built-in flexibility for elective classes in the student's own area of specialization. In consultation with their advisor, students may select classes from a wide variety of areas (i.e., ecosystem science and management, ecological planning, land and water conservation, air quality management, water quality management, energy and carbon policy, etc.).
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Admission Information:To apply to the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, you will need to put in an application with the Graduate School at Washington State University. This can be done by applying on-line from the Graduate School website.
Admission Requirements for Environmental Science & Regional Planning Program:General WSU Graduate School requirements for admission in regular status include a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate or 12 semester hours of graduate academic coursework. Other requirements are a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 580 (Paper-Based), 237 (Computer-Based), or 92 (Internet-Based) for students with English as a second language.
Applicants must submit the completed application form with the graduate school required fee, plus a statement of professional goals, for students with English as a second language, a TOEFL score, submit official transcripts of previous college work, and arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation supporting the application. For applicants applying to the PhD program, a letter of support is needed from a faculty person on the WSU campus. This can be used to fulfill the one of the 3 letters of recommendation requirement.
Students are encouraged to apply early and, if possible, to visit the university to discuss their interests with the faculty. Admission decisions cannot be made until all required application materials have been submitted to and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
The normal cutoff dates for applications to the Program are January 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a lower priority basis.
- Graduate School application materials should be sent to:
Graduate School Admissions
Washington State University
P.O. Box 641030
Pullman, WA 99164-1030
- Environmental Science & Regional Planning Program application materials
should be sent to
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Washington State University
P.O. Box 642812
Pullman, WA 99164-2812