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

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. Applicants should list one to three EPS faculty whose research fields are closest to his or her interests. For lists of faculty working in specific research areas, please browse our study and research areas.

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.

The deadline for admission is January 2, 2018 for admission in Fall 2018. All details about the application process can be found on the GSAS website.