QERM: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


Thank you for your interest in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Washington.

The Application Process

Our current admissions cycle is for Autumn Quarter 2016. We begin accepting applications after September 1, 2015. The application submission deadline is December 15, 2015 for both domestic and international applications.

Applications wil be reviewed mid-January by the QERM Admissions Committee. Several applicants will be extended an invitation to interview with the program in early February. The program will arrange for you to meet with the program director, several faculty members, and current students. Depending on available funding, the program may pay for transportation. Arrangements will be made for applicants to stay with a current QERM student. Offers of admission are typically made in early March.

Before starting the application process, you may want to review the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) compiled by the QERM faculty and administrative staff. You may also want to check out the FAQs posted by current QERM students on the QERM Wikipedia site.

How to Apply

Apply online for Admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate School and the QERM graduate program, which include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the junior and senior years of college work, acceptable scores on the general test of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), and approval of the Dean of the Graduate School, and approval of the QERM program.


The QERM program provides entering students with a support package that includes a tuition waiver, stipend for living expenses, and health insurance. After the first year of study, students receive funding through fellowships, research, or teaching assistantships.


If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact Erica Owens, QERM Graduate Program Assistant, at owense@u.washington.edu. Office hours are Mondays/Wednesdays 8a.m.-4:30p.m. PST, and Fridays 8a.m -noon PST.


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