The Environmental Studies program at CU Boulder is a hub for facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration in environment and sustainability. The program nurtures interdisciplinary academic training for undergraduate and graduate students, provides guidance for students with career aspirations in environment and sustainability venues, promotes diverse professional education experiences, fosters fundamental and applied research, forms meaningful connections with communities beyond the university, and integrates innovative, interdisciplinary programs unified by the themes of environment and sustainability. 

The Environmental Studies Department also administers a professional master’s degree, the Masters of the Environment (MENV). Please note that the MENV application is separate from the MS and PhD ENVS program applications. 

Degrees and Certificates Offered

JD/MS, JD/PhD, MS, MENV, MS/MBA, PhD, Certificate in Renewable EnergyCertificate in Environment, Policy and Society (EPS), Certificate in Environmental Justice

Dual degree options with Law and Business are available.

GRE Requirements

GRE required with a recommended minimum score of 50% or above for all applicants EXCEPT MENV. MENV applications are strongly recommended, but not required to submit GRE scores. 

Exceptions:  MS/MBA applicants may submit GMAT scores. MS/JD and PhD/JD applicants may submit LSAT scores.

Fall Application Deadline

December 1, 2017

Contact Information 

ENVS Website

MENV Website

MS/PhD Email:

MS/PhD Phone: 303-735-1043

MENV Email:

MENV Phone: 720-635-6101