Graduate Program

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Before you begin your application, we encourage you to connect with us first. Our acceptance process is personal, thoughtful and intentional, as we explore a mutual fit with each applicant. Additionally, we know that graduate school in Kelly, Wyoming is a unique graduate commitment and we are available to answer any questions you have.

Application Deadline

The Graduate Program encourages early admissions each fall for the best selection of housing and merit scholarship opportunities. Applications received by December 1 receive a $500 tuition deduction and those received by January 1 receive a $250 tuition deduction. There is a $50 application fee.

Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 tuition is $20,995. The tuition covers mentored graduate coursework, guest speakers and field trips. Food service plans and housing are available at an additional charge. There is a separate fee for 32 graduate credits through the University of Wyoming. Our on-campus housing and food service include 50 weeks of housing and three meals a day, seven days a week while the program is in session.

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Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

By enrolling in the Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools, you are eligible for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) through the University of Wyoming. For more information, please visit the University of Wyoming website.

Teton Science Schools understands the financial commitment associated with attending any graduate program. Therefore, we offer ten merit scholarships to defray the cost of tuition and fees; scholarships are awarded for accomplishments in scientific research, natural resource management, community involvement, environmental education or environmental action. Scholarship opportunities will be released to the accepted student cohort in late spring each year. Awards range from $1,200 to $3,000.

Merit Scholarship Application

Wilderness First Responder Required

Please note that all graduate students will need to have a current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. A certification class facilitated by NOLS is offered at Teton Science Schools’ Kelly Campus each August prior to the beginning of the Graduate Program.

Register for Wilderness First Responder