Tips for Rutgers Earth and Planetary Sciences Graduate Students
This document was prepared by EPS graduate students to welcome and help new and continuing students navigate the maze of graduate school at Rutgers. The 2019-2021 Graduate Student Organization (GSO) President Anya Hess oversaw the development with input from EPS Graduate Program Director (GPD) Ken Miller (
This document does not include information on the rapidly changing landscape of Covid-19 requirements. As of this writing, full mask, distancing, limited building access are in place. Please contact the current chair with questions on updates.
This document is not encyclopedic, and among other things, it also do not address selection of research topic, formation of graduate committee, interaction issues with advisor(s), other faculty, and issues of discrimination, harassment, and equity. Many of these issues are addressed in the graduate handbook and welcome page (https://eps.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate/graduate-program) or will be addressed in other documents.