APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2016
Requirements for Admission
A baccalaureate degree in one of the natural/physical sciences or engineering (or equivalent background) is required for admission into the environmental science master's program. In addition, the minimum undergraduate science and math requirements for admission are:
semesters general chemistry or biology with lab
semester physics (may be algebra-based)
semester of upper division statistics
prerequisite course is lacking, an applicant may be admitted but must
successfully complete the prerequisite in his/her first year in the program. If
the prerequisite course is not completed in the first year, the student will be
dis-enrolled from the program. Some of the core or elective courses offered in
the program may require additional prerequisite courses. The prerequisites will
not be counted towards the MS degree. Applicants who have fulfilled all of the
prerequisites have a better chance of acceptance into the program.
The University of Colorado Denver has a minimum requirement of 2.50
undergraduate grade point average (GPA) for applicants to the graduate school.
The number of applicants admitted to the MS in Environmental Sciences Program
in any semester depends, in part, on space availability. The program is very
competitive; the average GPA of recently admitted students is well over 3.0.
Notification of acceptance or refusal for admission into the environmental
science master's program is mailed to the applicant four to six weeks after the
deadline for submission of the applications.
We accept applications once per year, on January 20th, for admission in the following fall.
Click here to apply online
As part of the admission review process, applicants are required to submit:
- a graduate application
- a minimum of three letters of recommendation (academic references are preferred)
- official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
- general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (recommended for all; required for applicants with less than a 3.0 grade-point average)
All materials not collected by online application portal are to be sent to the Graduate School, not the GES department.
University of Colorado Denver Graduate School
Campus Box 163, P.O.Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
International students should obtain current admissions or apply online: International.