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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. The link at the bottom of this page will allow you to apply for graduate school via our electronic application system.


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. If you are recommended for admission by the department, you will be contacted by the UW Admissions Office with specific document submission requirements.
  4. All official transcripts and test scores must be sent to UW Admissions by the originating agency/institution.
  5. International students will be required to complete an English Oral Proficiency Interview before arriving on campus. More information about the requirement and the interview can be found here and here.
*Special Note - The online application requires payment of a $50 US application fee. The department does not waive this fee.

Deadlines to submit applications:

  • For Fall admission: February 1                       Admission notices sent on or about April 1
  • For Spring admission: September 15              Admission notices sent on or about 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.


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 on our approved waiver list are not required to submit English proficiency test scores.
Check here to see if this applies to you.

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.
  • Unofficial copy of English test scores.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • 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, begin your application for graduate school 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.  Please do not mail or email any application materials unless specifically requested by an Admissions Coordinator.*
**If admitted, you will be directed to request official GRE & TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from ETS and also request official transcripts from your university be sent directly to the UW Admissions Office.**
Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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