Environmental Science Ph.D. FAQs
Do I need to secure a potential faculty advisor before I submit an application to the program?
Yes. Students will only be admitted to the Environmental Science Ph.D. program if a faculty member has agreed to serve as their Ph.D. advisor. Thus, applicants should identify and communicate with potential advisors prior to the application process. Information on faculty within the College of Science and Mathematics can be found on the various departmental pages. See https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/departments/
Can I use an unofficial transcript for application purposes?
Official transcripts are required for admission into the Environmental Science Ph.D. program. International applicants must have their official transcripts evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service. See this page for more details: https://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/admission/applynow/
Is there a possibility of getting the GRE exam requirements waived?
There is no GRE waiver available for the Environmental Science Ph.D. program.
Is the Duolingo English test accepted in place of the TOEFL?
No, international applicants must complete the TOEFL exam. See this page for more details: https://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/admission/applynow/
Is there a possibility of getting my application fee waived?
We are unable to waive the application fee for the Environmental Science Ph.D. program.
Are there funding opportunities for students pursuing the PhD in Environmental Science?
There are a limited number of teaching assistantships available to graduate students pursuing the PhD in Environmental Science, but these are not guaranteed upon acceptance and are very competitive. Alternative sources of student support are sometimes available through external funding (e.g., grants and contracts) that have been obtained by faculty. As noted above, potential graduate students must secure a faculty advisor to be admitted to the PhD program so discussions regarding the sources and availability of student support should be completed and negotiated between the student and faculty advisor. In addition, a limited number of out-of-country tuition waivers are available to international students through the Office of Graduate Admissions (see: https://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/admission/applynow/).
Last updated: 12/12/2022