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Graduate School Applicants

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 the electronic application system.

*Note - The online application requires payment of a $50 US application fee.
  • 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.
  • If you are accepted for admission by the department, you will be contacted by the UW Admissions Office with specific document submission requirements.
  • All official transcripts and test scores must be sent to UW Admissions by the originating agency/institution.

Deadlines to submit applications:

  • For Fall admission: February 1                          Admission notices sent by April 1
  • For Spring admission: September 1                   Admission notices sent by November 1
We encourage early applications, and will continue considering applications until all of the available 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).

       Additional criteria for International Applicants:

  • TOEFL scores, with a minimum score of 80. OR
  • IELTS scores, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each category.
      Applicants from countries with English as an Official Language or the Language of   
      Instruction in Higher Education are not required to submit English test scores.


Required application materials:

  • Current resume or CV.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you have previously attended, with any degrees earned clearly indicated.
  • Unofficial copy of GRE test scores.
  • Unofficial copy of English test scores.
  • Three professional or academic references' email addresses required in the electronic application.

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.
Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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