EES Application Instructions

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See below for application details for both Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Earth and Environmental Science at Temple.​ Please direct all questions about our program or the admissions process to Interested in applying to Temple as an undergraduate?  Click here.

Application Requirements:

  • General GRE: required; send directly to Temple by ETS (Temple institution code 2906)
  • Transcripts.  Unofficial (scanned or photocopied) transcripts may be uploaded as part of the application.  If you are accepted, official transcripts will be required the first semester you are here.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages, no smaller than 11 point font).  Describe your research interests and goals for graduate school, previous research experience, and Temple faculty/research areas of interest to you.
  • Application fee.  $60 application fee, payable by credit card through the online Temple University system. 
  • Additional requirements for international students:
    • TOEFL test results (unless your Bachelors degree was obtained in the United States).
      • At least 88 internet-based
      • Other tests such as the IELTS (minimum score 6.5) or PTE (minimum score 53) may be substituted for the TOEFL
    • Upload unofficial copies of your transcript (which may include documents such as mark sheets, completion certificates, and diploma supplements) through the online application. If admitted, official transcripts are required the first semester you attend.
    • Please see for more information.

Application Process:

The CST graduate application has two sections. Both sections must be completed by all applicants.

The first section of the application allow you to provide information on your background and academic history. At the end of this section you will be asked to pay the $60.00 application fee.

A second, required section of your application consists of supplementary materials (such as your transcript, personal statement, resume, and letters of reference). Documents can be uploaded anytime – either before or after you pay– by clicking Submit Required Items from the My Account page. You can also request that letters of reference be sent on your behalf via Submit Required Items.

You can continue an unfinished application by clicking Submit an Application from the My Account page.

If you have any questions review the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science graduate application requirements or contact



For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15 for fall admission. Applications received after these dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications for spring admission should be received by September 15. Spring admission is rare as our coursework is designed to start in the fall semester and thus spring admission is only considered in exceptional circumstances.


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