- Prospective students
Bobonaza sacred shore
Mojanda sacred peak
Páramo and hidden valley
El Yunke sacred cove
If you are a prospective student seeking to learn from Prof. Dr. Fausto O. Sarmiento, please explore this site and see if the different areas of emphasis in Dr. S' work fit into your own goals of research and academic training. If so, please consider the following assets:
If you are a Master student applicant, expect to work hard from the beginning, as you will graduate in two years. You should also consider a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies offered by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) or a graduate certificate on Environmental Ethics offered by the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (EECP) on campus.
If you are a Doctoral student applicant, you are supposed to be a member of a professional society already. Consider joining the Association of American geographers (AAG) or the Ecological Society of America (ESA); You should consider also joining the Integrative Conservation (ICON) program on campus, as to get exposed to current issues and get trained in effective navigation of the art and science of conservation.
- In both cases, Dr. S. does not hire students to work on his projects, unless predetermined by the conditions of the grant or the stipulations of contracts. Each student is also trained in fund-raising to get her/his own research funding in place. Often, students with their own fellowships (such as presidential fellowship, Fulbright awards, and alike) or grants choose to apply with their own research plan, or they develop one that ties Dr. S' own interest, so a joint proposal could be developed.
- Students seeking financial support for graduate degrees should apply to the competition for funds as Teaching Assistants or as Graduate School Research Assistants; in any case, the highest scores of GRE, TOEFL, and undergraduate GPA, along with strong letters of recommendation and a sound, academically engaging statement of purpose will help in this process. Description of the process can be found in this departmental link