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Prospective Graduate Students



Thank you for your interest in graduate education in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming.

Please read the information below carefully as it answers many of the common questions regarding the application process.

If you are interested in a funded graduate assistant position, you are encouraged to contact our faculty members directly to find out information about available opportunities in their managed research groups. You can find their contact information and research interest areas by clicking here.


Deadlines to submit applications:

  • For Fall admission (semester begins August) :      February 1 same calendar year
  • For Spring admission (semester begins January): September 15 preceeding calendar year
We encourage early applications, and will continue considering applications until all of the available graduate assistant positions are filled. These deadlines reflect the minimum time needed for international applicants to be admitted and proceed through the immigration processes for an F-1 student visa.

Because we have what is considered 'rolling admission', applications may still be considered after the deadlines have passed but are not guaranteed to be reviewed or accepted. Applicants not accepted for their chosen semester of admission may request to have their applications rolled over into a new semester for further consideration. You must email Admissions@uwyo.edu to make this request.

*Special Note - The online application requires payment of a $50 US application fee. The department does not waive this fee.

 


Minimum criteria for admission:

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, on a 4.0 scale, if applicable.
  • GRE score. There is no minimum score required. It is preferred that applicants have a total score, verbal & quantitative, of 305 (new exam) or 1150 (old exam) or better.
ETS offers alternatives for those in places affected by test center closures. Please visit the ETS website to explore those options before you inquire about this requirement.

       Additional criteria for International Applicants:

  • TOEFL scores, minimum score of 80. OR
  • IELTS scores, minimum score of 6.5 in each category.
    1. Applicants from countries on our approved waiver list are not required to submit English proficiency test scores. Check here to see if this applies to you.
    2. Please visit our Admissions web page for information about English Proficiency (EP) testing alternatives during the COVID19 restrictions.
    3. Waivers are not granted for the EP requirement if your home country is not on the approved waiver list (see link in #1).
Applicants must submit all required test scores to complete their application. We will not consider incomplete applications.

Required application materials:

  • Current resume or CV.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you have previously attended, with any degrees earned clearly indicated.
  • Unofficial copy of GRE test scores, valid only if taken within the past two years.
  • Unofficial copy of EP test scores, valid only if taken within the past two years.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Three academic or professional references' names and email addresses.
*Special Note - The online application requires payment of a $50 US application fee. The department does not waive this fee.

 


Helpful tips for applying to Petroleum Engineering:

  1. You will need to upload unofficial transcripts and test score documents for the department's initial review.
  2. You do not need to mail unofficial copies of your scores, statement of purpose or transcripts.
  3. Notify your referees that they will receive an electronic request via email from UW to submit a recommendation for you. Paper or emails are insufficient for the application.
  4. If you are recommended for admission by the department, you will be contacted by the UW Admissions Office with specific document submission requirements.
  5. All official transcripts and test scores must be sent to UW Admissions by the originating agency/institution.
  6. Admitted international students are required to complete an English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc) before arriving on campus. More information about the requirement and the interview can be found here and here.
  7. If you are interested in a funded graduate assistant position, you are encouraged to contact our faculty members directly to find out information about available opportunities in their managed research groups. You can find their contact information and research interest areas by clicking here.
*Special Note - The online application requires payment of a $50 US application fee. The department does not waive this fee.

Apply now!

Apply iconClick the image above to access the online application.
If you meet the minimum criteria and are prepared to proceed, begin your application now!
  • Please note that for the online application, you will need to upload unofficial documents for the initial review. 
  • You do not need to mail unofficial copies of your scores, statement of purpose or transcripts. 
  • Upload all documents into your application.
  • Please do not mail or email any application materials unless specifically requested by a UW Admissions Coordinator.
  • If admitted, you will be directed to request official GRE & EP scores directly from ETS and/or DuoLingo.
  • You must also request official transcripts from your university be sent directly to the UW Admissions Office.

Do you have questions?

Do you need help with the application process?

Contact us today!

Graduate Admissions – Michele Foist
Petroleum Engineering Department
Engineering Building 4015
pete-info@uwyo.edu

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Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

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