Graduate Program Prospective Students

Prospective Student Resources

ESSM Student Life


The ESSM Seminar is a weekly, semester-long, event hosted by graduate students, with a different theme each semester. This semester's theme is Savanna Systems. Seminars are on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM, with a graduate student lunch at noon and happy hour at Blackwater Draw at 5:30 PM. 

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Graduate Student Association (GSA)

All ESSM current graduate students are members of the ESSM GSA. There are five officers elected each year. The GSA plans events to promote graduate student involvement. 

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Monthly Graduate Student Lunch

This lunch is a chance for students to get away from research, coursework, and TA duties to relax and spend time with other ESSM students.

Journal Club

Students meet biweekly at a local coffeeshop to discuss a current paper in either Ecosystem Science, Ecosystem Management, or Spatial Sciences. This is a fun way for students from different disciplines in the department to come together and learn about various areas of study.


Glimpses from the ESSM Fall BBQ and Potluck!

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  • Small town feel, but over 250,000 people
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Madysen Rydeen
Graduate Program Academic Advisor


Dr. Georgianne Moore
Associate Department Head for Graduate Programs

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  • Main office: HFSB 305, 2138 TAMU, (979) 845-5033
  • Undergraduate academic advisor office: KLCT 122D,
  • Graduate academic advisor office: HFSB 302A,
  • Information technology office: WFES 308, Mailing address

Department Resources

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