Application Requirements

The ESE Interdisciplinary Graduate Program requires the following application materials:

  • Transcripts
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • English Proficiency requirements (for non-native English speaking international applicants)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores *Note: The GRE is recommended, but is only required for applicants considering partnering with an associated academic department that requires the GRE
  • C.V. or Resume (recommended but not required)
  • Diversity Essay (recommended for applicants who graduated from an accredited US high school)

Find more information about application materials on the ESE Admissions page.

The ESE Interdisciplinary Graduate Program generally requires the following items in order for applicants to be eligible for admission:

  • Previous research or environmental project experience
  • College GPA of 3.3/4.0
  • GRE Test Scores (recommended, not required for all. Contact with questions)
  • English Proficiency requirements (for non-native English speaking international applicants)
  • Course Pre-Requisites:
    • 1 year of college level calculus
    • 2 years of college level science (chemistry, physics, or biology)
    • A statistics course

Students lacking any of these courses may be accepted for admission with a plan developed between the student and their ESE graduate committee to resolve deficiencies.

  • Exceptions are decided on a case by case basis (i.e. exceptional work or research experience, etc.)
  • Please note that students do not need to have an engineering background to enter the ESE program, unless they are considering a PhD that focuses on engineering research.

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