Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,222 (fall 2021), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 302 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas Christian University’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 89.

TCU Department of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences has opportunities available for prospective MS students (starting fall 2023) in the area of urban and community forestry. Potential research projects include 1) evaluating the effectiveness of urban tree planting programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, 2) examining the impacts of urban forest loss on ecosystem services, and 3) assessing trees’ contributions to human thermal comfort in highly walkable communities. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in geographic information systems, whether through coursework or work-related projects.

Prerequisites for the MA/MS degrees: A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a major in environmental science, biology, geology (or the equivalent) or a major in one of the other sciences, or engineering, or one of the social sciences. Students with undergraduate preparations different from these will be considered after careful review.

You must have completed at least one year of biology, one semester of physical geology, one year of chemistry, one semester of calculus or one semester of introductory statistics. The GRE is not required. Any submitted GRE score is part of a holistic review of each application.

Funding is available for highly qualified applicants, including full tuition, a $16,500 stipend for fall and spring semesters, and a one-time summer research support up to $3,000. The application deadline for fall 2023 is January 1. If interested, contact Dr. Brendan Lavy at b.lavy@tcu.edu. Deadline is 01/01/2023

For graduate admissions information, please visit: https://graduate.tcu.edu/admissions/admissions/

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