Students may follow either of two programs, thesis (Plan A) or non-thesis (Plan B), No later than the fifth week of the second semester of enrollment in the Master's program, each student must submit an approved Program of Study to the Graduate Studies Committee. The advisor and all members of the student's committee must sign the Program of Study. ESGP offers considerable flexibility, enabling students, their advisors, and committee members to come up with a unique Program of Study. Included in the required number of credit hours for the degree ESGP students must choose one core course from each of three areas: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences from the core course list. This list is subject to change as courses change. Also students must have two semesters of ESGP Seminar (1 credit each semester) to meet ESGP graduation requirements. Students are required to make a proposal presentation during the first year and an exit presentation at the Seminar the term before graduation is expected.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.