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Applying to the Graduate Programs

Center for Environmental Research and Education

Application Deadlines

  • Fall admission: April 1
  • Summer admission: March 1
  • Spring admission: October 1

Applications are processed and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to one month before the start of classes. (Exception: International students must follow the above deadlines.)

Graduate application materials should be sent to:

Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences
100 Mellon Hall
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Telephone: 412.396.4900
Fax: 412.396.4881


M.S. in Environmental Science and Management

Please submit a complete application with all items listed below. Only complete application packages are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Non-native applicants should scroll down to the International Applicants section for a complete listing of application instructions.

A complete application package includes:

1. An Online Application.

2. A Statement of Purpose, approximately 250 words, describing your goals and objectives for enrolling in this program.

3. Three letters of recommendation (can come separately)

4. Official GRE scores (can come separately)

5. Official undergraduate transcripts (must include date degree was conferred)

6. $40 check or money order (payable to Duquesne University)

While you are not required to have an undergraduate science degree, you are required to have the following pre-requisite courses for regular acceptance into the program:

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus and/or Statistics
  • Environmental Science/Studies

If you lack these pre-requisites, you may still be accepted into the program as a provisional student, but will be required to complete the courses before becoming a regular student.


Certificate Programs

Please submit a complete application with all items listed below. Only complete application packages are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

A complete application package includes:

1. An Online Application.

2. A Statement of Purpose, approximately 250 words, describing your goals and objectives for enrolling in this program.

3. Three letters of recommendation (can come separately)

4. Official undergraduate transcripts (must include date degree was conferred)

5. $20 check or money order (payable to Duquesne University)

While applicants to the Environmental Science Certificate are not required to have an undergraduate science degree, they are required to have the following pre-requisite courses for regular acceptance into the program:

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus and/or Statistics
  • Environmental Science/Studies

Environmental Management applicants are not required to have completed any of the above pre-requisites.


International Applicants (No Green Card)

Please submit a complete application with all items listed below. Only complete application packages are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

A complete application package includes:

1. An Online Application.

2. A Statement of Purpose, approximately 250 words, describing your goals and objectives for enrolling in this program.

3. Three letters of recommendation (can come separately).

4. Official GRE scores (can come separately).

5. Official transcripts in English of all undergraduate and any graduate studies completed. Ask the registrar(s) of your undergraduate and graduate colleges or universities to send the transcript to the above address.

6. Official Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL scores that are current to one year. Please review Duquesne University's English Language Proficiency requirements.

7. Duquesne University Affidavit of Support Form completed in full and an official bank statement. The affidavit of support form is a legal document that a student’s sponsor must complete and have notarized and certified. The bank statement must be from the sponsor and show at least one full year of costs. Estimates of costs for the academic year are available from the Office of International Programs.

8. 40 USD check or money order (payable to Duquesne University).

9. Before classes begin, International students and any non-native speakers of the English language (including Lawful Permanent Residents) will be required to take the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test. On occasion students with exceptionally high speaking portions of the TOEFL may be waived from the SPEAK test.

9. Mandatory International Student Form.

While MS-ESM applicants are not required to have an undergraduate science degree, they are required to have the following pre-requisite courses for regular acceptance into the program:

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus and/or Statistics
  • Environmental Science/Studies

If you lack these pre-requisites, you may still be accepted into the program as a provisional student, but will be required to complete the courses before becoming a regular student.


Assistantship Deadlines

A limited number of assistantship positions are available for full-time students. Awards cover partial tuition. Applicants interested in assistantships must apply by the deadlines at the top of the page.

Questions?

Please make sure your application is complete. Applications that are missing any of the above items will not be processed.

Email gradinfo@duq.edu with application questions or problems.

Special Student Status

Students who wish to take graduate science classes but are not interested in earning an advanced degree may apply for "Special Student" status. See the Special Student Application Instructions for more information.

We'd Like to Meet You!

The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences strongly encourages all applicants to visit our campus, meet our faculty, and tour our facilities. For more details, please see our Visitor Information Page.