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Petroleum Engineering

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in graduate education in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming. The link at the bottom of this page will allow you to apply for graduate school via an electronic application system.

*Note - The online application requires payment of a $50 US application fee. In addition, you will need to upload unofficial transcripts and test score documents for the department's initial review. You do not need to mail unofficial copies of your scores, statement of purpose or transcripts unless accepted for admission.

**In the event, you are accepted for admission by the department, you will be contacted by the UW Admissions Office with specific document requirements. Official transcripts and test scores must be sent to Admissions by the originating agency/institution.

Deadlines to submit applications:

  • For Fall admission: Feb. 1
  • For Spring admission: Oct. 1
  • Summer admission is by faculty selection only

We encourage early applications, and will continue considering applications until all of the graduate assistant positions are filled. Applications received after the respective deadlines are not guaranteed to be reviewed or accepted. If your application is not reviewed or accepted, you can request through the UW Admissions Office to have your application rolled over to the next semester for consideration.

Minimum criteria for admission:

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, on a 4.0 scale.
  • GRE scores with a verbal & quantitative total minimum of 305 (new exam) or 1150 (old exam).

For International Applicants:

  • TOEFL scores, with a minimum score of 80. OR
  • IELTS scores, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each category.

Other required application materials:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you have previously attended, with any degrees earned clearly indicated.
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.

Apply now!

If you meet the minimum criteria and would like to proceed, application for graduate program!

 ***Please note that for the online application, you will need to upload unofficial documents for the initial review.  You will not need to mail unofficial copies of your scores, statement of purpose or transcripts.  If admitted, then you will need to send official GRE & TOEFL (or IELTS) scores from ETS and also official transcripts from your university.

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