The admission requirements closely follow the university-wide policy for admission to graduate programs.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- A 3.0 GPA measured on a 4.0 scale for the final two years of study.
- Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis.
- International Students must be prepared to submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper test or 213 on the computer based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). (See Graduate Studies for more information.)
Each student's prior academic background is evaluated by a program admissions committee when he or she applies. Admission to the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program requires a student to have a baccalaureate degree, completed the equivalent of a basic undergraduate course in statistics, and submitted current GRE general test scores. Students with a background in both policy and science will be given preference in admission decisions. Each area of emphasis requires different skills and preparation; therefore, additional prerequisites vary.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be granted Provisional Admission if their academic record, letters of reference, and GRE scores indicate potential for successful completion of the program. However, these students will have additional requirements placed upon them as part of their academic plan to make up any deficiencies.
Required Application Material
- A completed application form and the current fee.
- A 200-300 word statement describing principal areas of academic interest, capabilities, experience, and reasons for pursuing the M.S. degree.
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each previous college or university attended, sent directly to UW-Green Bay from these institutions.
- Three letters of recommendation from persons who can assess the prospective student's academic potential. Letter of Evaluation Form (PDF) required. Print THREE copies of this form.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores less than five years old. Scores will be used in conjunction with the required materials to better assess preparation.
Persons holding baccalaureate degrees or higher who wish to enroll in courses but who do not want to pursue a degree may enroll as special students. Graduate credit will be awarded provided that the student registers in graduate level courses as a graduate special student and pays graduate fees.