MSES Application and Scholarship Information

Application and Scholarship

Students from all disciplines — from business, the humanities, and social sciences to physical and biological sciences and engineering — may apply to the MSES program. You may need to take additional coursework as a prerequisite to your graduate study.

To apply to the Environmental Studies program, use the online application . You will need the following:

  • A letter of intent detailing your proposed topics of study within Ohio University’s applied learning experience. Connect your proposed topics with your academic background, skills, and relevant work experience. This letter of intent is also evaluated as a writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Undergraduate transcripts.
  • A list of three Ohio University faculty members whose classes or research connect most directly to your intended areas of study.
  • Scores from a standardized test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores of 50 or higher on the Graduate Writing Examination are highly recommended.
  • You can find information about the GRE and register to take it here . For testing directions and locations, see this page .
  • Taking the GRE overseas? See here for information.
  • If you are not a native English speaker, you must score at least 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language or 250 on computer-graded test.
  • A personal interview or electronic correspondence is desirable but not required.

These files can be uploaded directly to your online application.

For funding priority, we request applications be submitted by February 1 for fall semester admission. Applications will still be accepted for fall semester after this date.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is awarded on a competitive basis. Each year, about 75 percent of the students in the Environmental Studies program receive financial aid in one of two forms:

  • Graduate stipendsfor teaching or research. These are awarded by the Environmental Studies program, participating departments, faculty research funds, and the Voinovich School. If you receive a graduate stipend, you must perform teaching or research duties for the department offering the award. Graduate stipends also include a full tuition waiver.
  • Tuition scholarships, which cover all tuition costs except for the general fee.

For funding priority, we request applications be submitted by February 1 for fall semester admission. Applications will still be accepted for fall semester after this date.

Financial Assistance at Ohio University

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