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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Graduate Admission Process

Process for Admission to a Graduate Program in NREM


I. Make contact with Natural Resource Ecology and Management faculty.

Persons interested in graduate studies in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management should direct initial inquiries to graduate faculty working in their area of interest. Admission to a graduate program is contingent on having a faculty sponsor in the Department. This is necessary to ensure that there will be space in the Department for you and that there will be at least one faculty member who will take responsibility for your graduate training.


II. Admission requirements

To be admitted to a graduate program in the Department the applicant must meet the admission requirement of the Graduate College as described in the Oklahoma State University Catalog. Additionally, the Department recognizes the following admission requirements: a BA or BS degree in a field consistent with the graduate program of study, a minimum GPA score of 3.00 (applicants with a lower GPA will be considered under special circumstances), GRE scores that are sufficiently high to demonstrate the applicant is prepared for graduate studies.


III. Application materials required by NREM

  • Letter of Intent:Submit a letter indicating your desire for admission into the Graduate Program in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, specifying the area of specialization in which you are interested, your qualifications and experience in this area, any additional plans for your graduate program, career goals, and whether you wish to be considered for a teaching or research assistantship.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores:GRE scores are highly recommended and are required for full consideration for teaching and research assistantships. OSU institution ID = 6546, NREM ID = 0115.
  • Letters of Recommendation:At least three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic or professional performance.
  • Official transcripts of all college studies.


IV. Application Process

The application to the Graduate College is entirely on-line at

After the application has been completed (including the application fee), your application will automatically be forwarded to the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, and to the individual faculty members you have identified.