Graduate Program Requirements/ How to Apply

Graduate study in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science is open to students with undergraduate preparation in biological, chemical, physical, earth, or engineering sciences. Students with other backgrounds can be accepted into the program, with course deficiencies noted.

• All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale.
• International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based). TOEFL test scores are valid for two years from the test date. (TOEFL Institution Code: 4832).

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

Fall: June 01
Spring: October 01
No Summer admissions.

International Applicants

Fall: December 01
Spring: June 01
No Summer admissions

Graduate College Requirements http://grad.arizona.edu/
1. Graduate College Application Form ($75.00 application fee).
2. Domicile Affidavit (domestic applicants only).
3. Financial Guarantee (international applicants only).
4. TOEFL test scores (international applicants only).
 

Mailing Address
The University of Arizona
Graduate College
P.O. Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
USA

Department Requirements

1. Graduate College application for admission.
2. Letter of Interest - One or two page letter specifying your area of interest and goals.
3. Three letters of recommendation (letter writers should use their own letterhead stationery/envelopes).
4. GRE scores are requested, but not required for DOMESTIC applicants (GRE Institution Code: 4832). TOEFL REQUIRED for INTERNATIONAL students. TOEFL score must be at least 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based). TOEFL test scores are valid for two years from the test date. TOEFL Institution Code: 4832
5. Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended.

 

Applications are completed online

Please go to:  http://grad.arizona.edu/

  • Click:  Apply Now
  • Select the semester cluster to which you wish to apply
  • Create an account using your current email address
  • Return to Apply Now and login using your email and password
  • Create your Graduate College profile
  • Select a program and submit your application materials
  • You may access your application any time. Simply login with your email address.

Notes:

• If you are currently in the process of completing a degree program, please mail your transcript, including your current course schedule, and later submit a MANDATORY final, official transcript that lists your graduation date and degree awarded.
• If you are an INTERNATIONAL applicant you must provide original and English language translation transcripts, showing courses, grades and degrees awarded. If graded on other than a 4.0 grading scale, please provide appropriate equivalency. If you are currently in the process of completing a degree program, please mail your transcript, including your current course schedule, and later submit a MANDATORY final, official transcript that lists your graduation date and degree awarded.

 

Departmental Contact

Kathleen Landeen

klandeen@email.arizona.edu

520-621-1606

 

Departmental Address
Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
University of Arizona
Shantz Bldg., Room 429
P.O. Box 210038
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0038

 

Financial Support

•Limited teaching and departmental research assistantships are available on a competitive basis.
•Limited grant-supported research assistantships are also available through individual faculty research programs.
•Departmental funding may additionally include, on a competitive basis, tuition fee waivers.
•Departmental scholarships, such as, the G.E.P Smith and W.H. Fuller scholarships, are awarded yearly.

•Links to Private Foundations offering support
◦The Ivanhoe Foundation http://www.theivanhoefoundation.com/index.htm