Students seeking unconditional admission to the graduate program in Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences must present a “B” average for a minimum of 30 credits from undergraduate coursework in earth science, environmental science, geography, computer science, information science, physics, chemistry or a related subject. Depending on the selected concentration, possible NCCU courses which the student can take to better prepare for the graduate program include GEOG 4010 - Applied Geographic Information Systems, GEOG 4920 - Theory & Methods, GEOG 4110 - Quantitative Techniques in Geography, GEOG-4130 - Geospatial Statistics, GEOG 4220 - Conservation of Natural Resources, or GEOG - 4230 Minerals, Energy and Environment. These courses do not count towards the requirements for the degree.
The GRE is required for admission. However, the DEEGS recognizes that the GRE is just one indicator of student potential at the graduate level. The DEEGS weighs GPA within the major, practical experience, research interests and a student’s cover letter along with GRE scores. Admissions will be decided based on all of these factors, and students are encouraged to apply, regardless of GRE score. Students who do not have requisite undergraduate coursework and/or acceptable GRE score may be admitted conditionally (unable to receive funding for a probationary period). In some cases, they may be asked to take undergraduate prerequisite courses or improve their GRE score before being granted unconditional admission to the program.