2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Environmental Science and Engineering

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Environmental Science and Engineering


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

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2022

Admission Limited to

Consult department.

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 are required to submit as a statement of purpose a narrative statement indicating how the program will meet their professional goals. Applicants are required to have completed a master's degree in some field of the sciences or engineering with a GPA of at least 3.5. Generalist master's degrees in areas such as environmental sciences or public health or medical degrees may be accepted for admission if the applicant presents a record with appropriate courses in the sciences and engineering and other special qualifications such as research experience.

Applicants for the D.Env. Degree must have an excellent scholastic record and must be acceptable to the admissions committee. The overall academic record, including Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination scores (for students whose native language is not English), must reflect exceptional verbal and quantitative skills and drive toward academic achievement.

The program is also interested in special qualities, awards, and achievements not reflected in the student's academic record.

Before being accepted unconditionally into the program, all students must have taken the following courses: (1) biology -- one year of introductory biology with laboratory; (2) chemistry -- one year of general chemistry with laboratory, including analytical methods, and one quarter of organic chemistry, no laboratory required; (3) mathematics -- one year of calculus plus one course in elementary statistics; (4) physics -- one year of introductory physics with laboratory. Any of these courses may be taken after an admitted student has arrived at UCLA, and one or more of these prerequisites may be waived based on consideration of the applicant's record of science and engineering courses.

Program Name

Environmental Science and Engineering

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Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
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