Applicants to the Environmental Engineering graduate program at CU Boulder must:
In addition, successful applicants to the MS and PhD programs in Environmental Engineering typically hold a bachelor's or master’s degree in engineering, natural science, or mathematics from a college or university of recognized standing. Students without a BS or MS degree in chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical or a similar engineering field will be considered on an individual basis, but must have successfully completed courses in:
All applicants must submit
International students must also submit
If you have any problems or questions during the application process, please contact the department’s graduate program advisor.
Application Fee Waivers
The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder is offering a program that allows qualifying PhD applicants to waive their application fees until November 15, 2023. Find out how to qualify at the fee waiver website.
Spring Admissions Applicants: Candidates who would like to begin graduate school in the spring semester must apply by the deadlines below. Candidates should be aware that there may be fewer funding opportunities in the spring admissions cycle, and that the curricula for most graduate programs are designed to begin in the fall semester. However, a small number of students each year elect to start graduate school in the spring semester. The application closes at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Fall Admissions Applicants: Candidates who submit applications by the deadlines below will have the highest chance of being considered for funding, and will have the best chance of being admitted in time to be invited to our Visit Day in spring for accepted students. The application closes at 11:59p.m. EST.
Fall Application Deadline: December 1
The Environmental Engineering graduate committee will look closely at your area of specialization, your undergraduate degree and GPA, your recommendation letters, and your statement of purpose.
When this review is complete, you will receive an admission decision via e-mail.
If accepted, your e-mail will include a message from the Dean of the Graduate School along with an attached acceptance letter from the Graduate Committee. This letter will include the name of your temporary faculty advisor.
If applicable, the letter will also include any prerequisite courses required by your specialization program or provisions to your acceptance.
You must respond to all forms received from the Graduate School to become a student at the University of Colorado Boulder.