The Field Naturalist Program
Giving Field Naturalists the tools they need to move the world
Each entering class of Field Naturalists is limited to four or five mature, motivated individuals with:
- a passionate and sustained interest in the environment
- a clear vision of future goals
- a track record of academic and professional achievements in science or an environmental field
- excellent letters of recommendation
- strong Graduate Record Examination scores
Admission is not limited to people with a degree in science. However, Field Naturalists generally have several years of life, job, or professional experience before entering the Program. Recent college graduates are therefore encouraged to pursue interests outside academe before applying to the Field Naturalist Program.
We begin reviewing applications for admission on February 15; offers of admission are extended by the second week of April. Applications received after February 15 are reviewed on a space-available basis.
You may apply on-line or by conventional, paper application. Application materials and information are available from the Graduate Admissions office (802) 656-3160 or the Graduate Admissions website.
We encourage prospective students to visit the Field Naturalist Program and meet with our faculty and students. If you are visiting from afar, we will try to find overnight lodging for you.
Prospective Students Day
Each winter we sponsor an all-day informational session for prospective students. This year's event will be on Friday, January 25, 2013.
To register for the Prospective Students Day or for more information about scheduling any type of visit, please contact our program secretary, Lillian Reade at Lillian.Reade@uvm.edu or (802) 656-2930.
Field Naturalist Program - Department of Plant Biology
111 Jeffords Hall - 63 Carrigan Drive
University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-2930 - Lillian.Reade@uvm.edu
Last modified January 16 2013 11:42 AM