Applications are submitted through PSU’s College of Graduate Studies. Before applying, you are encouraged to contact a member of the Center for the Environment’s faculty or staff to discuss research interests and possible funding for graduate study. You should identify a prospective faculty advisor during the application phase.
Although we do accept and review applications throughout the year, January 15 is the deadline for admission for the fall term.
We often have opportunities for graduate student funding. Graduate research assistantships are competitive and can vary in terms of responsibilities and the amount of each award. The priority deadline for funding consideration is January 15 for the following fall, however opportunities can arise at other times throughout the year.
We invite all students to apply. In general, the strongest applicants to the program will have:
- At least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- Course work in:
- General Biology
- Ecology or Biogeography
- Physical Geography or Geology
- Sociology or Anthropology
- Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam
- Prior relevant work experience
You may go through the program as either a full or part time student. Up to 12 credits can be taken prior to matriculating in the program. Full-time graduate students at the Center for the Environment are eligible to receive a graduate assistantship which may include a stipend and tuition, depending on availability.
Tuition is set by the College of Graduate Studies. Visit their website for current tuition rates.
For your application, we require a completed application form, an official score report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a statement of interest and intent, resume, and three recommendations.
For more information about the MS in Environmental Science & Policy program, contact Program Coordinator June Hammond Rowan, (603) 535-3218. For questions about graduate research assistantships and other funding opportunities, please contact Betsy Ayotte, (603) 535-3346.