Admission Requirements

Institutional Requirements

  • A completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • International applicants should refer to the International Students area within the “Admissions Information” section of the catalog for information on providing appropriate documentation with the application.

Program Requirements

Admission to the concurrent program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants from any undergraduate discipline are encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements include:

  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.000 (on a scale of 4.000)
  • Official scores from GRE test with a minimum composite score of 305 and 4.0 analytical writings.
  • Must have undergraduate coursework in biology (two courses with labs), chemistry (two courses with labs), statistics (one course) and American government (one course). One year of another physical or natural science may be substituted for either biology or chemistry
  • Three letters of recommendation that specifically address the prospective student’s academic qualifications and career potential in environmental studies and public administration.
  • A statement of personal career goals to be achieved by the student applicant during his/her time in the program.

Admission decisions will be made by the admissions committees in both programs. When decisions are mixed or an applicant appeals, both program directors must agree to admit the applicant to the joint program. Students currently enrolled in either the MES or MPA program are eligible to apply to this program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 1, Priority (for scholarships and assistantships); July 1, Final
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1