Admissions Requirements: Professional Science Master's in Environmental Sciences – Online

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Take or have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the past five years
  • Recommended background includes two years of natural resources-related work experience

When to apply

This program allows students to start during the fall, winter, spring or summer terms.

You should have a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than 30 days prior to the academic term that you intend to start.

How to apply

Apply to the OSU Graduate School

1. Apply as a degree-seeking student through the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

NOTE: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. Accompanying materials can be mailed to the Graduate School (300 Kerr, Corvallis, OR, 97331).

You DO NOT have to mail AND submit your documents electronically.

Apply to the Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Sciences program

1. Submit a cover letter. Request admission to the program with a statement of objectives, a description of your professional and educational experience, and why you seek admission into the program.

2. Submit three professional references. Provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who will supply letters of professional reference on your behalf. These individuals will be contacted directly by the OSU Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters.

3. Send your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Have your official GRE scores sent to the OSU Graduate School at institution code 4586.

NOTE: International applicants must also submit documents and language test scores that are outlined on the graduate admissions international applicants webpage.

Nondegree-seeking students

You may apply to Oregon State as a nondegree-seeking graduate student. Nondegree-seeking students who may later wish to apply to the PSM ENSC program or a different graduate program should be aware that up to 15 graduate credits may be transferred toward a 45-credit master's degree. Up to 6 graduate credits may be transferred toward an 18-credit graduate certificate. For additional details, please refer to the nondegree graduate status policy


For admissions questions, please contact:
Carolyn Fonyo Boggess, interim director
Professional Science Masters in Environmental Sciences


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