Energy & Earth Resources Graduate Program

Educating Leaders in Energy, Minerals, Water & the Environment

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training in a foreign institution.

A grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

An acceptable score on both the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE), an official score of 550 (paper score) or 213 (computer score) on the TOEFL test. IELTS test are also acceptable.

In addition, the applicant should have adequate academic preparation for this program, and any prerequisites will depend on his/her particular background.

Students in the program are expected to have a solid foundation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Management
  • Environment


January 1: Priority admissions for fall

Applications must be complete in the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) by January 1 for fall admissions (see online application).

GIAC will forward a copy of your application and GRE/TOEFL scores to the EER graduate office. Applications received after these priority deadlines will be considered on a less favorable basis. If you miss the admissions deadline and wish to apply to our graduate program, contact the Graduate Coordinator for details on submitting a late application.

You are strongly encouraged to complete the online application well in advance of the actual deadline. Once submitted online, the application can still take up to two weeks to reach the department, so you should not wait until the deadline to apply.