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Admissions Information

The EH program and the University of Utah are committed to a multicultural, inclusive environment. We welcome your application. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree encourages applicants from a wide variety of undergraduate programs, as well as applications from non-traditional and traditionally under-represented groups.

How to Apply

1. We accept and enroll for the fall term only. Please note: University of Utah Admissions deadline of April 1 does NOT apply to Environmental Humanities. January 10th, 2017 is the deadline for Environmental Humanities Fall 2017 Semester Admissions. Late applications may be considered, but will not have priority for departmental funding.

2. The required materials to submit with your online application include:

 A thousand-word statement of your personal and professional goals

 A sample of your scholarly or creative writing, such as a term paper

 Three letters of recommendation

 Transcript(s) of any and all previous university or college work

 A short resume or curriculum vita

 Mark the application for financial assistance box ONLY if you desire to apply for a teaching or research assistantship

 Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results are optional

 An Application for Admission

3. The application fee is $55.00 for domestic students, $65.00 for international students.

4. Environmental Humanities generally abides by the University of Utah Graduate School's minimum required GPA of 3.0 for admittance into our program.

The Environmental Humanities Admissions Committee reviews and votes on complete applications, then recommends whether to admit or deny your application to Graduate Admissions.  It is Graduate Admissions who would formally admit you to graduate study upon the EH Committe recommendation.


EH encourages applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for our Equity & Diversity Fellowship. This fellowship carries all the benefits and responsibilities of our standard fellowship, and carries a larger stipend -- $20,000 per year. Please indicate your interest in EH’s Equity & Diversity Fellowship on your application.


International Students should submit all of the above materials as well as demonstration of English proficiency before January 10, 2017.  International Graduate Admissions provides complete instructions. You will also find the International Student & Scholar Services to be extremely helpful with application requirements.


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Last Updated: 12/2/16