University of Colorado - Boulder — Environmental Studies Program
- Program Type:
- Master's International
- Environmental Studies Program
- Degrees Awarded:
- Environmental Studies (MA)
- Admissions Deadlines:
January 1st each year
- Admissions Cycle:
Admission in February-April for Fall semester enrollment.
- Program Founded:
- November, 2010
ENVS students in the PCMI program will:
- Become full-fledged members of the highly competitive Peace Corps program;
- Learn to apply their academic knowledge in a high-need international environment;
- May earn up to 6 credit hours for Peace Corps work, to be arranged through the ENVS department; and
- Graduate with an excellent academic credential, plus a globally renowned experiential credential.
Beyond our back yard. Studying the environment around the world.
The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) offers interdisciplinary BA, MS, and PhD degrees. ENVS brings together faculty from the environmental sciences, social science, history, philosophy, engineering, law, business, and policy, serving over 900 undergraduate majors and roughly 50 graduate students, including students in dual degree programs with law and business.
Graduate specializations include the sciences (social, biological, and physical), policy, and values. Students in the ENVS graduate program focus on a diverse array of fields. These include science policy, decision-making, climate change science, biogeochemistry, disease ecology, microbiology, environmental economics, law, technology policy, energy systems, and many others.
ENVS is unique among CU's graduate programs in emphasizing the integration of science, policy, and values in interdisciplinary research and study. More information about ENVS, including faculty profiles, can be found at http://envs.colorado.edu/about/.
The graduate program is small and highly selective with ~10% of applicants admitted in recent years. Students interested in combining an ENVS MS with the Peace Corps Master's International (MI) program are encouraged to discuss their interests with the ENVS graduate program director and staff. Students are also encouraged to indicate their interest in this combined program within their application materials. Students may earn up to 6 credit hours for their Peace Corps work.
The ENVS/PCMI program will consist of a minimum of 36 credit hours, depending on the program pursued. The degree program will normally consist of 4 semesters of academic study (in residence).
Acceptance into the CU Geography MA program requires:
- The CU-Boulder Graduate School Application;
- An undergraduate degree with GPA of 3.0 or above;
- Completion of the GRE exam;
- Three letters of recommendation;
- Two official transcript copies from each university attended;
- ENVS Supplemental Information Form;
- A personal statement from the applicant; and
- Acceptance into the Peace Corps (separate application).
For more information please visit the UCB Peace Corps website: http://www.colorado.edu/iece/peacecorps/masters.html.
For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.
Environmental Studies Program
Boulder, Colorado 80309
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