MS in Environmental Studies
Apply in 3 Easy Steps
- Apply to Graduate School
- Fill out Graduate School application form -- On-line
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (with at least one academic reference)
- Official Transcripts -- from ALL undergraduate schools attended (excluding UM)
- Official Test Scores -- GRE -- TOEFL, if English is a second language -- LSAT in lieu of a GRE, if applying for the joint Environmental Studies/Law degree
- Pay application fee
- Apply to Environmental Studies
- Fill out the Environmental Studies application form
- Essay/Statement Questions (within the application form)
- Writing Samples -- required, if asking to be considered for a TAship or the Environmental Writing focus area
- Congratulations, the hardest part is done. Now, just make sure we have all the required materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply?
When should I apply?
January 15th for Fall semester: Priority is given to incoming fall applications for admission to the program, TAships & other funding opportunities. A complete application is due on Jan. 15th. Please ask for transcripts & letters of reference in December.
October 15th for Spring semester: Incoming spring applications are considered on a space-available basis only. Incoming spring applicants rarely receive funding (inside the program) & are not considered for 1st year TAships.
How do I monitor my application?
What happens after all my application materials are in?
When will I hear if I have been admitted?
What kinds of funding does Environmental Studies provide for incoming 1st year students?
Inside the Program: We currently offer eight (8) full-year TAships for 1st-year graduate students, four working within the Environmental Studies Program, and four working in the English department. We also offer several one-semester scholarships, usually for $5,000.00.
Outside the Program/On-campus: The College of Humanities and Sciences offers a variety of competitive scholarships & awards. Please see the UM Scholarship Portal.
Indigenous (Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian – U.S. citizens) incoming & current graduate students are eligible to apply for an A.P. Sloan Foundation scholarship.
Off-campus: There are numerous fellowships, scholarships & awards from off-campus programs that our students have successfully been awarded. Please contact us as soon as you plan to apply for us to help assist in the process.