AGU BRIDGE PROGRAM for Geosciences

The Bridge Program increases opportunities for students from historically marginalized populations to obtain graduate degrees and create a network of peers, mentors, and advisers to support and serve them before, during and after grad school. The program is open to those who have not applied to graduate school or those who applied and were not accepted.

As part of the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN), the Bridge Program defined standards for recruiting, admitting and retaining students to develop, adopt and share the best inclusive practices. AGU works as a community with this national network to provide opportunities for students and participating institutions. Download our flyer and learn more.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants Nos. 1834540, 1834545, 1834528 and 1834516. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Eligibility requirements

The Bridge Program application is open to applicants who did not apply to a geoscience graduate program, or, applicants who applied to one or more geoscience graduate programs, but did not accept an offer or commit to a specific department/program in the current academic year. If applicants are waiting to be notified about acceptance into a graduate school program, they should still apply for the AGU Bridge Program.

Successful applicants to the AGU Bridge Program must meet the following criteria:

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Attain a bachelor’s or master’s degree in geoscience or a closely related discipline by the time they would enter the AGU Bridge Program.

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Satisfy additional requirements of individual Bridge Program institutions, such as minimum GPA or GRE scores. Note: Institutions have different requirements. Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials if admitted to programs that require them.

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Students who identify with the following historically marginalized identities are encouraged to apply: Hispanic, Black/African American, American Indian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian.

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Be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident cardholder, or have current enrollment in the DACA program.