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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Program!

One of the most important steps in applying to our graduate program is finding the appropriate major professor to direct your study here at Warnell. If you have not yet identified a faculty member with whom to work, check the Potential Areas of Study page for detailed information on our faculty. Information on each faculty member's web page can help you match your interests with those of a potential major professor, with whom you can discuss any necessary prerequisites.

Application Steps:

  1. Submit the Graduate Study Objectives Form

    Indicate the potential major professors you would prefer to work with, and to which faculty members your application would be routed for review. This is a Warnell departmental requirement. Complete the form by entering your name and as many areas of interest as you would like. Once you have chosen your interests, a list of faculty working in those areas will appear. Choose the faculty you prefer as a major professor and submit the form using the bottom >> button.
  2. Complete the Graduate School Online Application
    Graduate School Application is submitted online through the Graduate School's website: Graduate School Application. Application fees are $75 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants.
  3. Submit the Statement of Career Goals
    Submit under the "Statement of Purpose" supporting document portal in the Graduate School application. This personal statement should express your reasons for seeking the degree, your interest in the field, and your expectations for the future. The statement should be typed in essay format with a title of "Career Goals."
  4. Submit the CV
    Submit under the "Resume" supporting document portal in the Graduate School application. A CV is a comprehensive document that elaborates on education, publications, and other achievements.
  5. Send official GRE Scores
    GRE scores must be sent to Graduate Admissions directly by the responsible testing agency. You MUST list UGA (ETS code: 5813) as an actual Score Recipient.
  6. Send Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores (International Applicants Only)
    Scores must be sent to Graduate Admissions directly by the responsible testing agency. Applicable only to international students whose native language is not English.
  7. Transcripts
    Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission.
  8. Three Letters of Recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation are a departmental requirement. As part of the Graduate School's online application, applicants should include the email addresses of three recommenders. This will prompt the recommenders to submit letters of recommendation for your application.
  9. PhD Integrative Conservation & Forestry and Natural Resources applicants only must submit a Supplemental Essay.

If you have any questions regarding the Graduate School's online application, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by email.

Office of Graduate Admissions:
210 S. Jackson Street
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602