Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science/Arts Degree or equivalent from a fully accredited institution. (Degree in either natural or social sciences)

    • Students can satisfy recommended background by providing transcript showing four lower-division courses in fields closely related to Environmental Science (e.g., biology, chemistry, geography, geology, oceanography, physics, etc) with grades of ‘C’ or better.

  • All students are required to have completed one lower division course in statistics or calculus.

  • Grade point average of 3.0.

    • Students with GPAs between 2.5 and 2.9 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units, may be granted conditional admission.

  • GRE is NOT required.

International Graduate Applicants

  • International applicants are required to show English proficiency. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree from a non-English speaking university or who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full-time where English is the principal language of instruction are also required to submit proof of English proficiency. Please visit for details.

      1. A minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT),
      2. A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL exam
      3. A score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS Academic Test, or
      4. A score of 53 or higher on the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic