How To Apply

Bachelor of Science admission requirements: Freshman applicants should present strong academic credentials including courses in science and mathematics. Official SAT or ACT scores must be received directly from the testing agency. Transfer applicants must submit college transcripts directly from the awarding college.

For additional information on Bachelor of Science admission requirements, please consult the Admissions section of the RIT website.

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Master of Science admission requirements: Students applying to the MS degree program in Environmental Science must complete a graduate application and meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science, biological sciences or related fields of study.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and in science/math).
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550.
  • Michigan Test (students whose primary language is not English).
  • All applicable requirements outlined in RIT Graduate Studies Bulletin.
  • A brief statement outlining career goals and objectives.
  • Computer Literacy.

For additional information on admission requirements, please consult the Graduate Studies section of the RIT website.

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Bachelor of Science/Master of Science admission requirements: Students enrolled in BS Program in Environmental Science can apply to the BS/MS dual degree program during the spring semester of the third year in the program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

Applicants must do the following in order to apply to the BS/MS Program in Environmental Science:

  1. Download and fill out an Admission Form (PDF)
  2. Complete an essay explaining why you wish to be accepted into the program and how it fits with your career goals. You may also provide additional information you feel would be useful to the Environmental Science Graduate Committee.
  3. Download an Applicant Evaluation Form (PDF)
  4. Complete the applicant section of the evaluation form and distribute the evaluation form to two faculty members who are familiar with your academic and/or research experience. Faculty members are to submit the recommendation forms directly to the ES Program.

Once the application is received, it will be reviewed by the ES Graduate Committee. Students who are accepted into the BS/MS program will need to complete a Change of Program Form.

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