2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Environment and Sustainability

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Environment and Sustainability


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2022
Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be considered for financial support but may be considered for admission if space is available. Applications from international applicants submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, applicants should submit a writing sample and a statement of purpose that clearly delineates the disciplinary areas the applicant would like to work in and the applicant's background for doing research in those areas.

One official bachelor's (and master's, if applicable) degree transcript must be sent directly to the Institute's address.

Applicants must meet the university's minimum requirements for the bachelor's degree. Applicants who hold an M.S. or M.A. degree should have completed that program with at least a 3.25 grade-point average. Desirable attributes of applicants include competency in the fundamental material underlying one or more of the program's disciplines, an identified interest in solving a particular environment and sustainability challenge, and an expressed interest in a particular interdisciplinary environment and sustainability challenge. The availability and willingness of faculty advisors in an applicant's area of interest is also a factor in admissions decisions.

Program Name

Environment and Sustainability

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants.

Major Code



Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
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