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Admissions Checklist

Documents to be Submitted

Transcripts
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses completed.
GRE Scores
Official report of GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing).
TOEFL score (non-English speaking international students)

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation, two of which should be from those familiar with the applicant's academic performance and promise.
Personal Statement
The Personal Statement should demonstrate
  1. the basis for the applicant's interest in coastal resources management;
  2. how the CRM program will contribute to the applicant's long-term career aspirations;
  3. what the applicant can contribute to the program and fellow students; and
  4. a clear indication that the applicant recognizes the sustained personal commitment required for successful completion of the doctorate, including the two-year residency requirement;
  5. a preliminary indication of the likely area of concentration and complementary areas; and
  6. an explicit statement of whether funding is requested or not. (This Personal Statement may substitute for that required by the Graduate School.)
Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Writing Sample
Examples or excerpts from formal papers or published articles that demonstrate the applicant's writing and analytical skills.