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Graduate Education
  • Professor Snoke interacts with a graduate student

    The University of Wyoming provides world-class graduate education in a variety of fields. Award-winning faculty, state of the art facilities and resources and low student to faculty ratio create an atmosphere of success.

  • Faculty engage in a variety of innovative research projects at the University of Wyoming

    Research at the University of Wyoming is limited only by the imagination. Innovative research projects that expose graduate students to a variety of new techniques, study areas and opportunities abound.

  • Graduate students spend weekends at Vedauwoo near Laramie and the University of Wyoming

    Rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and mountain biking are only a few of the outdoor activities accessible in Laramie. Football games, concerts, great restaurants and more are only a short walk away!


Jason Carlisle tracking fledgling Brewer's Sparrows near Sweetwater Station, Wyoming.

Jason Carlisle, PhD student in the Program in Ecology, was awarded Best Student Talk for his presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Wyoming chapter of The Wildlife Society.  Presentation Title : "Do Sage-Grouse Core Areas Protect Non-Game Wildlife of Concern?" (Coauthors - Anna D. Chalfoun, Douglas A. Keinath, and Shannon E. Albeke)

Jason was also awarded "Best Newsletter Article" at the same conference. The Wyoming chapter of TWS publishes three issues of a newsletter annually, and has a vote each year for the best article.  His article was entitled "Where have all the naturalists gone?" (page 7 of this link).

Why University of Wyoming? 


UW's Natural Laboratory

The University of Wyoming is located within an unparalleled natural lab for research in energy, environment, writing, education and more.

Faculty and students collaborate

A Strong Culture of Student-Faculty Engagement

We are an optimal size for and have a strong culture of collaboration between faculty and graduate students.

Molecular Biology

Interdisciplinary Life and Physical Science Programs

UW departments collaborate to offer innovative interdisciplinary doctoral programs in the life and physical sciences.

Outdoor Program's Backpacking Trip to the Snowies

An Outdoor Playground

UW students live in an area of unique natural beauty with immediate access to a variety of year-round outdoor experiences.

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Graduate Assistant Funding Available to Departments and Faculty

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available!

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available. We are now recruiting for new UW students to enroll in fall 2016. URDM Graduate Assistantships provide support for under-represented domestic minority and women applicants in traditionally under-represented disciplines. URDM supports American-born or naturalized citizens of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian/Alaskan native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian-American applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants should contact their department of interest directly to visit with potential faculty mentors and programs available. Mention the 'URDM GA'. More information will be available on this site as specific graduate positions become available.

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