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Applying to the GLIER Graduate Program

GRADUATE PROGRAM – Admission Requirements

The objective of our graduate program is to select a small number of excellent students most likely to successfully complete our rigorous research-oriented programs. The selection process for admissions is highly competitive. Although we anticipate most students will enter our programs in September, applications will also be accepted for January and May.

Doctoral Program: 

The GLIER Graduate Committee looks for excellent academic records (at least a B+ in the last 2 years of academic study) that include strong backgrounds in one or more of the basic disciplines (e.g. biology, chemistry, earth sciences) and previous work in the disciplines related to the intended area of concentration. They also give weight to the letters of recommendation, the applicant's letter of intent, and evidence of research activity (peer-reviewed publications, submissions to scholarly journals, presentations at conferences, attendance at workshops). (more information about the doctoral program)

Master’s Program:  

The GLIER Graduate Committee looks for excellent academic records (at least a B+ in the last 2 years of academic study) that include strong backgrounds in one or more of the basic disciplines (e.g. biology, chemistry, earth sciences). They also give weight to the letters of recommendation, the applicant's letter of intent, and evidence of research activity (peer-reviewed publications, submissions to scholarly journals, presentations at conferences, attendance at workshops). (more information about the master's program)

 

How to Apply to GLIER's Environmental Science Program

Before applying, you are strongly encouraged to identify and correspond with a prospective GLIER Supervisor (list of GLIER faculty).

If applying as an international student, English Language Proficiency Score Equivalencies are required:

TOEFL Paper based score required is 560, Computer based score is 220, Internet based score is 83.

MELAB is 80

CAEL is 70

IELTS is 6.5

GLIER does not require a GRE.

Once you have communicated with a GLIER supervisor, Apply to the University of Windsor Graduate Program and choose the Environmental Science graduate program from your list of options.

 

Assessment

The GLIER Graduate Committee will review your full application and prepare a confidential assessment of your suitability for the Environmental Science graduate program. On the basis of a recommendation from the GLIER Graduate Committee, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will determine whether you are admitted into the program. Their decision will be based on your prospective advisor’s confidential assessment, his or her ability and willingness to fund and support your studies, and on your academic and research qualifications.