How to Apply

Apply for Fall 2018

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until April 30.

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Sindy Vela

Program Manager

Application Instructions

The application process is entirely online. You upload all of these items to your application account. Please do not mail items to USF.

Bachelor's Degree
Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree in any subject are considered for admission. New students need to complete a general chemistry course before starting the program.

Chemistry Requirement
All students need to complete a university general chemistry course with a minimum grade of a "C". If you have not already completed a chemistry course, this can be done after your application is submitted. You will not be allowed to start the program until the official transcript showing the completion of a course is received by the program office.

Test Requirements
The GRE is not required.

For international applicants, an English Language exam score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) is required.

Transcript (Academic Record)
Upload a copy of your transcript from each university and college attended. Transcripts from any transfer schools and study abroad programs must be submitted since Bachelor's Degree institutions typically do not list transfer and study abroad courses with grades. If still enrolled in your Bachelor's program, submit a copy of your transcript showing in-progress courses. If admitted, an official transcript with proof of graduation is required.

Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose is a 500-700 word, double-spaced statement that describes your educational background, work experiences, professional goals, and reasons for pursuing the M.S. in Environmental Management.

Resume or CV
Your current resume or CV lists and describes your educational history, work or job history, coursework related to this graduate program, and any experiences relevant to your pursuit of graduate studies.

Letters of Recommendation
Two recommendation letters (four maximum) are required. Ideally, one letter references your academic abilities while the other references your professional skills and/or potential for professional development. Follow the instructions in the online application to provide your references’ contact information.

You may submit your application before your recommenders upload their letters.

International Applicants

There are additional items and instructions for international applicants.

Notification of Admission

Applicants are typically contacted with an admission decision four to six weeks after the application date, though some applicants receive a decision before that time. Applications completed after March 15 are accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis.

Contact Info

MS Environmental Management

Sindy Vela, Program Manager

Harney Science Center 426 (415) 422-4119