Deadline for application materials: February 1

All applications materials must be received at Central Michigan University by February 1 each year in order for your application to be considered for admission into the program for the following fall semester. Review of materials begins in January and continues until open positions are filled.

How to apply

Contact a faculty member

First, contact a faculty member with whom you are interested in working. In order to be accepted into the program, your application must be sponsored by a participating faculty member who is willing to take you into his or her research program.

Complete application forms and required materials

Application forms are available via CMU Admissions Processing.  International students can find out more about the application process specific to those applying from outside the U.S. here. All of the following materials must be submitted online:

  • CMU graduate application
  • Official transcripts for any B.S. and M.S. degrees
  • A personal statement outlining your interest in the EES program, identifying the faculty mentor with whom you've already been in contact, and describing your prior research experiences and how they will contribute to your future success
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • International students must provide evidence of English proficiency (CMU institutional code is 1106)

Review process

Only applications with all required documents and forms completed will be reviewed. The Admissions Office must confirm your application meets the basic standards for graduate admission before your materials will be forwarded to the EES program office. Once received, the EES program office will coordinate evaluation of all completed applications by the EES faculty.

This process takes time, so please be patient. You will be contacted when a decision has been made on your application.

Letters of acceptance

Letters recommending admission will be sent by March 15 each year.  Deadline for accepting offers of admission is April 15.​