Applying to the MI Program at NC State

Who is eligible?
Degree Programs
How to Apply
Handout for Prospective Graduate Students at NC State

 


 

Who is eligible?
Anyone who is interested in both Peace Corps and graduate studies in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State is welcome to apply.

Peace Corps has certain clearances that each candidate must pass in order to become a volunteer. These include medical and dental clearance, and legal clearance, among others. An overwhelming majority of appicants are medically qualified for Peace Corps service, but to receive clearance, you must obtain certain physical and dental exams and have all forms in your medical examination packet completed. Legally, certain circumstances can affect your eligibility. They include: marital status, dependents, previous arrests and convictions, financial obglitations, bankruptcy, past associations with US intelligence activities, and current obligations to the military. Please see The Application Process web site for more information on who can apply, or simply fill out the application request form to let Peace Corps know a little bit more about you, and then you may fill out the application itself either online, downloaded in an Adobe PDF file, or you can chose to be sent a paper application in the mail. Also visit the Peace Corps College Students' Guide web site for information on how to become a competitive Peace Corps candidate.

In applying for admission to NC State, the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources considers only applicants who:

  • score of at least 1000 combined on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE*
  • have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.

*Note that there is now an optional section of the GREs called the "Writing Assessment Test". While the test is not required by the Department of Forestry, a score submitted for this test may contribute to a favorable evaluation of the application.

Applicants are requested to give careful attention to the preparation of a comprehensive statement of professional goals. The statement is used as an example of your writing ability. The Department uses this statement to determine whether it can help you meet specific objectives and that at least one faculty member is willing to supervise your desired graduate work. Be aware that consideration for graduate assistantships begins 1 February for admission in the fall semester and 30 September for admission in the spring semester.

Please see the Department of Forestry web site for more information on the application process at NC State.

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Degree Programs


The Department of Forestry offers the opportunity to enter a graduate program through the MI option within its professional masters degree (MNR and MF) and Master of Science degree (MS) programs. The MNR and MF programs are best suited for a student wishing to join the MI Program. Please see Choosing a Masters Program for more information from the Department of Forestry.

NOTE: MFW (Master of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences) is not available through the MI Program at this time.

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How to Apply


Persons interested in applying to the MI Program at NC State should follow te application process at http://www2acs.ncsu.edu/grad/applygrad.htm and can contact Sarah Slover in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at 919-515-7563 or Sarah_Slover@ncsu.edu with specific questions. Note that the most up-to-date information and application forms are all available on the web (see link). Those with general questions about graduate study should contact Dr. Bob Abt. Those with general questions regarding the MI Program should contact Dr. Erin Sills at 919/515-7784. For information regarding specific research opportunities with NC State Faculty, please visit the Forestry Faculty web page. Each professor is listed and linked to information on her/his research, background, and areas of interests.

Both NC State and Peace Corps now offer online applications. Please use the following links to arrive at them:

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Last updated 21 January 2004