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Graduate Education|Ecosystem Science and Management

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Ecosystem Science and Management
Agriculture Building 2013
Department #3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3114
Email: esm@uwyo.edu
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Funding for Graduate Education

All students admitted to the UW's ESM department are fully funded, either via their advisor's grant or departmental funding.  To receive departmental funding, students must serve as a teaching assistant to a departmental class.  You will be notified in your offer letter how you will be funded.  It is wise to discuss with your potential advisor how you will be funded upon your admittance to the department.  In very rare cases, we may accept students with their own funding or that are self-funded.


Consideration for an ESM Merit Fellowship:

Ecosystem Science and Management graduate funding, University of WyomingThere are 3 ESM Merit Fellowships available each year for PhD students only. These Fellowships have higher application requirements than a regular Graduate Assistantship and are decided upon by the department after regular applications are received.  Merit Fellowships will be selected from all applicants each year. There is no application deadline for this fellowship, but we suggest February 15 for full consideration.

  1. Apply for a department admission.
  2. Application materials (GRE scores, transcripts, personal statement, and letters) are all that are needed.
  3. To be eligible for an ESM Merit Fellowship, you must have a GRE score of 317 (1330), GPA of 3.3, excellent letters of reference, and your personal statement.
  4. Selected individuals will be eligible for stipend augmentations of $5,000 the first academic year and $3,000 for the first summer. This is on top of any Graduate Assistantship you receive (grant or state funded).
  5. Successful applicants will be notified with their formal offers.

Apply for a departmental GA:

There are a varying number of departmental GAs available each year.  Your advisor will know if you are receiving a GA before you are admitted. The application deadline for this fellowship is January 31.

  1. Apply for a department admission.
  2. Application materials (GRE scores, transcripts, personal statement, and letters) are all that are needed.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified with their formal offers.

Apply for a grant-funded GA:

Faculty who acquire grants with funding for a graduate student are able to recruit students on their own timeline.  Students who are funded through a grant GA must submit the same application materials as departmental GAs, but there is no application deadline. 

  1. Apply for a department admission.
  2. Application materials (GRE scores, transcripts, personal statement, and letters) are all that are needed.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified with their formal offers.

Funding Minimums for the Academic Year

Masters 

Tuition and Fees

$5,853

Health Insurance

$1,054

Stipend

$11,349

Total

$18,256

 

Doctoral

Tuition and Fees

$5,853

Health Insurance

$1,054

Stipend

$15,795

Total

$22,702

Most, if not all, of our graduate students are provided with either an assistantship or hourly employment during the summer that will also include any tuition, fees, and health insurance that may be applicable.  Summer research work is required for most graduate projects within the department.

Funding Minimums for the Calendar Year

Masters 

Tuition and Fees

$5,853

Health Insurance

$1,054

Stipend

$15,132

Total

$22,039

 

Doctoral

Tuition and Fees

$5,853.22

Health Insurance

$1,054

Stipend

$21,060

Total

$27,967

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