APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 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 he/she 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 count 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 year depends, in part, on the availability of space. The program is very
competitive; the average GPA of recently admitted students is well over 3.0.
We accept applications once per year, on March 1st, 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 (these letters must include 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)
Applicants must submit all materials not collected by the online application portal 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.