Admission to Master’s and Doctoral Programs
A faculty committee will evaluate the applications of all Graduate applicants. They will examine a broad range of criteria, which will normally include the content of undergraduate and graduate programs and grades earned, particularly in the areas of geosciences, physics, chemistry, and mathematics; three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate’s likelihood for success in graduate school and his or her potential for scholarly scientific research; and scientific, professional, and technical publications and master’s thesis. GRE scores are not a required in graduate applications but scores may be submitted by applicants if they choose. Conditional admission may be granted to applicants with less than 3.00 on the last 60 hours if there is an indication that graduate work could be successfully completed.