Requirements for admission are highly flexible and each application is judged on its own merits. Students with backgrounds in applied math, biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, engineering, physics, and related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. When applying, applicants should list up to three EPS faculty whose research fields are closest to their interests. For lists of faculty working in specific research areas, please browse our study and research areas.

Note regarding the GRE: GRE grades are expected and strongly encouraged. If you live in a country where access to GRE exams is restricted, if the financial burden involved is an issue, or if you have chosen not to submit GRE scores due to other extenuating circumstances, please upload a paragraph-long supplementary document as part of your application to communicate the nature of any relevant circumstances.

Once enrolled, all graduate students are provided generous financial support, including research and teaching assistantships, full tuition, and a research allowance. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for outside funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation prior to gaining admission.

EPS admits students for the PhD only; we do not admit students for the Master of Arts (AM) degree.

The application deadline for admission in Fall 2019 has passed; the deadline for Fall 2020 will be posted here in summer. All details about the application process and required materials can be found at GSAS Admissions.