Application Procedures

The Environmental Science Master’s Program accepts applications for ONLY FALL SEMESTERS.

The application deadline for the Fall semester is March 1st. We do not accept new students in Spring semester.


Application Procedures

  1. Prospective students need to reach out directly to the program coordinator and/or perspective advisor describing interests, goals and expectations in pursuing the master’s degree in environmental science. Prospective students will send their letter of intent to program chair and should explicitly indicate how you have met or planning to meet the academic requirements of the program. Transcripts should only be submitted to the university.

    An electronic copy of letter of intent should be sent to program coordinator:

    Dr. Parveen Chhetri

    Program Director, MS Environmental Science

  2. To be considered for admission, prospective students must submit an online application through Cal State Apply

This ONE application will be used to consider students who apply to the MS in Environmental Science in:

A) Internship track           OR            B) Thesis track options.  

Cal State Apply Online application requires the following four components:

      • Personal Information
      • Academic History
      • Supporting Information
      • Program Materials         

The completed application package must include:

Applications are not considered complete without the test scores.

These test scores should be sent along with all official transcripts to the Admissions and Records department.

Please note that scores are considered valid for only two years, and that if several scores are submitted, only the most recent is considered.

Files that remain incomplete by the time the admissions committee begins reviewing applications will not be reviewed. 


For an overview of the coursework, see the current students page.