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Graduate Affairs Policy

Program in Ecology

Graduate Admission Policy

Only students seeking a doctoral degree will be admitted into the Program. Minimum criteria for admission to the Program in Ecology are:

  • minimum score of 900 (if taken prior to Aug 2011) or 291 (as of Aug 2011) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test,
  • minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0,
  • agreement by a member of the PiE Faculty to sponsor the student, or to co-sponsor the student together with a PiE Affiliate, and
  • admission to a home department at the University of Wyoming.

All applications to the Program will be reviewed by the Graduate Affairs Committee, which has authority on admissions. Students applying to the Program who lack a Master's degree must show exceptional promise and commitment (e.g., through undergraduate or post-graduate research experiences, peer-reviewed publications, and/or success in competing for research fellowships). Such students are encouraged to consult with their prospective advisor on whether to apply directly to PiE or to Master's programs in individual home departments of PiE faculty.

Students already admitted to doctoral programs in individual departments at the University of Wyoming may apply to transfer to the Program. Transfer is not pro forma. Transfer applications are subject to the same criteria as for entering students, and admission to the Program for transfer students must be approved by the Graduate Affairs Committee.


Read the full Graduate Affairs Committee section of the bylaws.

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