In 1993, Dartmouth initiated an interdisciplinary graduate environmental science program called the Earth, Ecosystem and Ecological Sciences Program (EEES). In this program, the PhD degree is offered through either the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Earth Sciences. However, the EEES program allows students a number of multidisciplinary experiences within the environmental sciences.
EEES fellows take a number of courses in their home department as well as interdisciplinary EEES courses offered through collaborations among faculty in Ecological Sciences, Earth Sciences, and the Environmental Sciences Program. The EEES program also offers seminars by distinguished visiting lecturers, an annual research retreat, and multidisciplinary research opportunities.
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.
EEES Fellowships are available for qualified students. The EEES fellowship is similar to other Dartmouth Graduate Fellowships in that it pays tuition and a stipend, normally for four to five years. Responsibilities are slightly different than regular departmental teaching assistantships in that all efforts are made to have EEES Fellows participate in a number of environmental science courses as well as specialty courses within the Department of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences. Research Fellowships are available within EEES.