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Admissions and Aid

Prospective students can find more information about the Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Program admissions process below. Whether you seek admission to the Environmental and Geological Sciences specialization or the Geography specialization, this website will answer many of your questions about the application process and provide you with some tips for crafting a successful application dossier. We are proud of the diverse and innovative interests of our faculty and doctoral students, and we welcome you to explore our website and department blog. If you live nearby or are visiting New York City, once the pandemic has subsided you may wish to attend our Thursday afternoon Departmental Colloquium and Reception, which begins at 4:15 p.m. You're also invited to participate in Colloquium sessions on Zoom.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Monica Varsanyi, Chair of the EES Admissions Committee (

Best of luck with your application!

Prof. Monica W. Varsanyi
Chair, EES Admissions Committee


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