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Graduate Students

Petroleum Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Deadlines to Apply: 

Fall admission-February 1  |  Spring admission-September 15  |  Apply!

Minimum Admission Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA:  3.0
  • GRE Score:  305 (or 1150)
  • English proficiency requirements for international students:
TOEFL:  Minimum score of 80  or IELTS:  Minimum score of 6.5 in each section

Application documents needed for uploading:

  • Current resume
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended, unofficial copy
  • GRE Test Scores, unofficial copy
  • TOEFL/IELTS Test Scores, unofficial copy
  • Statement of purpose (personal statement)
  • Email contact information for three professional references

Ph.D. Program:

The mission of the graduate program in Petroleum Engineering is to prepare students to be leaders in industry, government, or academia. The field of engineering is continuously evolving and those with the advanced education and research skills associated with graduate degrees will have the flexibility, breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to become industry leaders facing the problems of tomorrow.

All students in the Ph.D. program will learn the research techniques that individuals working in national laboratories, industrial positions and academia are currently utilizing.

**Note: An M.S. degree is not required to enter a Ph.D. program.

Course Requirements for Ph.D.


Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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