Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Prospective Graduate Students

Application Procedures for Graduate Studies

Application deadline is DECEMBER 15 for admission for the fall semester of the following year.

Important changes:

  • Use this list in conjunction with the Graduate Admissions Office Application Instructions found here.
  • The Graduate Admissions Office no longer accepts paper application materials, therefore everything they require should be uploaded through the online application.
  • Any supplementary materials required by the department can and should be uploaded through the online application system, but please note that the department will not be able to see these materials until after you have officially submitted your application.
  • If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Jennifer Petrie <japetrie@umn.edu>.
What Methods of Submission

Application for Admission

Online Application

Application Fee

Online Application

Department Application [for Financial Aid]
 

Download earth_grad_application2019-20.doc  then upload completed document into the online application into the Program Supplementary Information/Graduate Program Additional Application portion of the online application.

Transcripts

  • Legible copies of unofficial transcripts can and should be uploaded through the Online application system, in the Educational Background section.
    • Notes: The Department reserves the right to ask for more official trancripts if the uploaded copies are illegible.
    • Students who are offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office.

GRE Scores

  • Electronic upload through ETS (institution code is 6874)
    • Note: sometimes it takes two or more weeks for official scores to show in the online application,  therefore you may be asked to email a legible, scanned copy to <japetrie@umn.edu>

TOEFL Scores

Click here for UofMN's operational standards.

  • Electronic upload through ETS (institution code is 6874)
    • Note: sometimes it takes two or more weeks for official scores to show in the online application, therefore you may be asked to email a legible, scanned copy to <japetrie@umn.edu>

Statement of Purpose

 

Uploaded into Online Application as Statement #1

Statement #2 - Diversity - is not required, however if you feel you can contribute to the diversity of the university's graduate student body, please submit a statement here.

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Requested and sent through Online Application 

 

Additional Materials are optional but recommended

(e.g. CV; abstracts; lists of teaching/research experience; publications)

Two options:

1) Uploaded via Online Application into the Program Supplementary Information  (preferred method of submission)

-OR-

2) via email to <japetrie@umn.edu>

Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Hints for Applying

Graduate School web site for prospective students:  http://www.grad.umn.edu/admissions​

Department of Earth Sciences Mailing Address:

Department of Earth Sciences Graduate Program University of Minnesota 116 Church Street SE, Suite 150,  Minneapolis, MN 55455-0219 USA