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To be admitted to the Environmental & Conservation Sciences (ECS) program the applicant must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing.
  2. Have adequate preparation in the desired area of advanced study and the potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.
  3. At the baccalaureate level, have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent.
  4. be sponsored by a member of the ECS Graduate Faculty.

Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate records will be evaluated by the Graduate School before the application is complete. Three letters of reference are generally required before action is taken on any application. Personal reference report forms are included in the online application process.  English language proficiency examination is required of international applicants whose primary language is not English (TOEFL ibT 79 or IELTS 6).  See International Student Page.

Funding should be arranged through the faculty mentor.  Limited competitive funding is available through ECS.  Students wishing to compete for these funds must submit their complete applications by March 1st (Fall semester admission) or October 15th (Spring semester admission).  Follow the link to the NDSU Graduate School for information on applying for graduate study.



Applications can be considered at any time, but only if an ECS Faculty member has agreed to sponsor & fund the applicant.  


ND EPSCoR Fellowships:

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Funding fellowships available for graduates of North Dakota baccalaureate universities (Valley City State, Minot State, Sittting Bull College, Dickinson State, Mayville State)


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