2021-22 Graduate Education Viewbook

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GRADUATE EDUCATION



University of Wyoming graduate students are seekers, creators and dreamers. They are the people who search for answers and solve realworld problems. The University of Wyoming offers first-class research and education opportunities for its graduate students, yet our small size means that every student receives personal attention and engaged mentorship. With more than 900 graduate assistantship positions and numerous scholarship and other financial aid opportunities, UW can help you step into graduate school in a way that doesn’t break the bank and positions you for a lifetime of professional and personal success. UW welcomes graduate and professional students from diverse backgrounds and offers dedicated funding and formal professional development programs to those students. Crucially, we have leaders, faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The University’s long and distinguished record of research, education, innovation and service form the foundation for its outstanding graduate programs. With more than 100 graduate programs to choose from, there is a place at UW for you to find your next step, your next great adventure, and your next career.

James Ahern, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Professor of Anthropology Academic Affairs University of Wyoming


EMILY JORGENSEN UWYO has been a great environment for grad school. The proximity to the mountains provides an awesome escape for when you need to recharge from classes and research. My graduate research in Dr. Travis Brown’s lab has focused on the mechanisms underlying drug memories contributing to cocaine addiction. I will graduate May 2021 and have already accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham in Dr. Jeremy Day’s lab where I’ll continue studying substance abuse using more molecular approaches to add to my physiology and behavioral expertise.

PH.D. NEUROSCIENCE; GRADUATED MAY 2021 Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Dr. Jeremy Day’s Lab


ASHTON HOOKER Attending University of Wyoming for graduate education was easily one of the best decisions I have made. I gained valuable experience as a graduate teaching assistant by teaching media writing and editing classes, choosing topics of interest for my master’s thesis, and pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in both the communication and environment/natural resources programs. I felt challenged and always supported by faculty, staff and peers and owe much of my success to my time at UW! MA COMMUNICATION, AND ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES GRADUATED MAY 2019 Current Position: Digital Communications Specialist for the National Park Service at Yellowstone National Park


ANAS ALREJJAL Studying at the University of Wyoming has allowed me to follow my passions in civil engineering. I specifically wanted to research travel safety because it is research that is directly impactful to human lives. While working on my Ph.D. I was provided a full scholarship, which has allowed me to focus on my studies and work alongside researchers and industry experts across the state. The University of Wyoming has given me real-life experiences and the skills to be an influencer in my field. PH.D. CANDIDATE 2022, CIVIL ENGINEERING Amman, Jordan


ADMISSIONS

Our goal at the University of Wyoming is to provide graduate students with a personalized graduate school experience to maximize each student’s educational opportunities while at UW. Prospective students are encouraged to consult with their academic department regarding the admission process before applying. •

Applicants must submit the UW graduate application and the nonrefundable application fee. Official academic transcripts from previous institutions must be submitted directly to the UW Admissions Office.

Domestic applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. All applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (scale of 4.0).

Some graduate programs may require standardized examination scores for admission and/or letters of recommendation.

Graduate applicants should contact the respective academic departments for questions concerning application status, degree program requirements, deadlines, and supplemental application materials they may require.

All graduate international students have additional items that must be submitted for consideration of admission.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE VISIT:

uwyo.edu/admissions/graduate


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS Graduate students have the opportunity to receive assistantships that will reduce the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. The assistantship includes health insurance and a stipend. Assistantships are available in a number of fields, involving duties such as instructor, reader, laboratory assistant and/or other teaching responsibilities. Other assistantships involve a variety of research functions. Some assistantships are funded through various off-campus organizations for specific research purposes. Stipends vary depending upon tasks assigned and experience of the student; most assistantships also include tuition and fee reductions for all or part of the tuition costs. Incidental student fees are usually the student’s responsibility. There are several fellowships graduate students can apply for. Students interested in an assistantship or a fellowship should reach out to their academic advisor to learn about funding opportunities that are available.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP FUNDING 2021-2022 MASTERS

(Domestic and International)

DOCTORAL

(Domestic and International)

TUITION & MANDATORY FEES

$6,859.30

TUITION & MANDATORY FEES

$6,859.30

HEALTH INSURANCE

$2,482.00

HEALTH INSURANCE

$2,482.00

STIPEND

$12,330.00

STIPEND

$17,145.00

(Up to 9 credit hours)

(subject to change)

TOTAL $21,671.30

(Up to 9 credit hours)

(subject to change)

TOTAL $26,486.30

*This information is based on cost for Academic Year 2021-2022 and is subject to change.


LIFE IN LARAMIE Nestled between the beautiful Snowy and Laramie mountain ranges, Laramie is a small town that offers the conveniences of a larger city. With a bustling downtown, students can find an abundance of local shops and restaurants within walking distance of the University. Laramie offers a moderate cost of living when compared to other towns in the United States. Larger cities such as Cheyenne, Wy., Fort Collins and Denver, Co., are just a short drive away and allow students to enjoy metropolitan life, while still enjoying the benefits of living in a smaller community. Laramie’s location provides easy access for students who enjoy the outdoors. Several state forests and parks are just outside the city limits, allowing enjoyment of hiking, skiing, climbing, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing and much more! The University is home to an Outdoor Program that organizes several outdoor trips per year and offers low-cost equipment rentals to students.

Pictured is Vedauwoo Recreation Area, located between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Vedauwoo is a popular place for hiking, camping, and climbing.


Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park

To learn more about outdoor opportunities, check out uwyo.edu/op


THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING offers more than 100 graduate programs and a dozen certificates. Many programs offer online learning opportunities to help students who may be learning from a distance or balancing busy careers and strive to work toward earning an advanced degree. For more information please visit: bit.ly/uwyo-gradmajors •

ACCOUNTING, M.S. and minor, College of Business

AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS, M.S. and minor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary

AMERICAN STUDIES, M.A. and minor, Interdisciplinary/College of Arts and Sciences

ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCE, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ANTHROPOLOGY, M.A. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

ASTRONOMY, see Physics and Astronomy

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary

BOTANY, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

BOTANY AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, M.B.A., College of Business (alternatives: MBA and Engineering; MBA and JD; MBA and PharmD)

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

CHEMISTRY, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

CIVIL ENGINEERING, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary

COMMUNICATION, M.A., College of Arts and Sciences

COMPUTER SCIENCE, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

COUNSELING, M.S., Professional Studies

COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND SUPERVISION, Ph.D., College of Education

CREATIVE WRITING, M.F.A., College of Arts and Sciences

ECOLOGY, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary


ECONOMICS, M.S., Ph.D. and minor, College of Business

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, M.S., College of Business

ECONOMICS AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary

EDUCATION, M.A., M.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D., College of Education

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

ENGINEERING/BUSINESS, M.S./M.B.A., College of Engineering and Applied Science and College of Business

ENGLISH, M.A., College of Arts and Sciences

ENTOMOLOGY, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, M.A., M.S., M.F.A., M.P.A., M.B.A., etc. (requires double major), Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, M.S., College of Engineering and Applied Science

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES, M.S., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

FINANCE, M.S. and minor, College of Business

FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION, M.S., Interdisciplinary/College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

GEOLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary

GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Professional M.S., College of Arts and Sciences

GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Research M.S., College of Arts and Sciences

HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, M.S., College of Health Sciences

HISTORY, M.A., College of Arts and Sciences

HYDROLOGIC SCIENCE, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, M.A. and minor, Interdisciplinary/College of Arts and Sciences

JURIS DOCTOR, J.D., College of Law

JURIS DOCTOR/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, J.D. and M.B.A., College of Law and College of Business

JURIS DOCTOR/ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, J.D. and M.A., College of Law and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

JURIS DOCTOR/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, J.D. and M.P.A., College of Law and College of Business

KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH, M.S., College of Health Sciences

MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, Ph.D. and minor, College of Business

MATHEMATICS, M.A., M.S., M.A.T., M.S.T. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR LIFE SCIENCES, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary


MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

MUSIC EDUCATION, Master of Music Education, College of Arts and Sciences

MUSIC PERFORMANCE, Master of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

NATURAL SCIENCE, M.S. and M.S.T., Interdisciplinary/College of Arts and Sciences/College of Education

NEUROSCIENCE, M.S. and Ph.D., Interdisciplinary

NURSING, M.S., College of Health Sciences

NURSING PRACTICE, D.N.P., College of Health Sciences

PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Engineering and Applied Science

PHARMACY, Pharm.D., College of Health Sciences

PHARMACY/BUSINESS, Pharm.D./M.B.A., College of Health Sciences and College of Business

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, M.S., M.S.T. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

PLANT SCIENCES, M.S., Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

POLITICAL SCIENCE, M.A., College of Arts and Sciences

PSYCHOLOGY, M.A., M.S. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, M.P.A., College of Arts and Sciences

RANGELAND ECOLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

SOCIAL WORK, M.S.W., College of Health Sciences

SOCIOLOGY, M.A., College of Arts and Sciences

SOIL SCIENCE, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

SOIL SCIENCE AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary

SPANISH, M.A., College of Arts and Sciences

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, M.S., College of Health Sciences

STATISTICS, M.S., Ph.D. and minor, College of Arts and Sciences

WATER RESOURCES (Agricultural Economics), M.S., Interdisciplinary

WATER RESOURCES (Botany), M.S., Interdisciplinary

WATER RESOURCES (Civil Engineering), M.S., Interdisciplinary

WATER RESOURCES (Economics), M.S., Interdisciplinary

WATER RESOURCES (Geology), M.S., Interdisciplinary

WATER RESOURCES (Soil Science), M.S., Interdisciplinary

WATER RESOURCES (Zoology and Physiology), M.S., Interdisciplinary

ZOOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY, M.S. and Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

ZOOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES, M.S., Interdisciplinary


FINANCIAL AID/COST

Some programs have different credit costs and additional program fees that the student will be responsible for paying. All information provided is based on academic year 2021-2022 costs and is subject to change. For more information about the cost of attendance, please visit: uwyo.edu/tuition


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS OFFICE provides a broad range of client-centered programs and services and is the primary resource for the international community at the University of Wyoming. Some of the services offered by this office include: • Advocating on behalf of international student scholars, and programs that assist them in adjusting to a new university, community, country, and culture. • Partnering with other offices, departments, and divisions at UW to nurture the growth of an international community and to assist in the development of a campus environment that is responsive to their needs. • Helping international students obtain visas and guidance during the admissions process for students wishing to attend the University.

For more information about the International Students and Scholars office and the services it provides, please visit: uwyo.edu/iss


ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER The University of Wyoming English Language Center works locally and globally with non-native speakers of English through a variety of programs including workshops and one-on-one assistance. The center focuses on providing students with the tools to be successful in academic and professional participation in higher education. Programs supported by the center include precollege intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, credit ESL courses for degree students, orientations, graduate teaching assistantship training, as well as language and culture support for visiting scholars. Outreach programs include non-degree online intensive ESL classes, group study tours, professional English certificates, orientations and short programs that can be customized to learner’s needs.

For more information about the English Language Center, please visit: uwyo.edu/study-iep-esl


GRADUATE STUDENT STATISTICS

MALE: 45% FEMALE: 55%

20-72

Age range of enrolled grad students

Percentage of domestic students who identify as a minority

13%

15%

Percentage of students who are international

Percentage of students who are domestic

87%


60

Number of countries represented by grad student population, including the U.S.

40%

Percentage of enrolled masters and doctoral students with a graduate assistantship

TOTAL GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT • • • • • • • •

Agriculture and Natural Resources: 122 Engineering and Applied Science: 246 Business: 191 Education: 534 Law: 230 Health Sciences: 408 Arts and Sciences: 555 UW College (interdisciplinary without a home department): 110

*Disclaimer: Information and statistics provided in this publication are for the academic year 2021-2022 and are subject to change.

Please visit uwyo.edu/uwgrad for more information.


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