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Admissions Information

The Environmental Humanities Graduate Program (EH) 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

We accept and enroll for the fall term only. January 10th, 2022is the deadline for Environmental Humanities Fall 2022 term; the application opens on July 19, 2021. EH evaluates regular, not rolling admissions, i.e., the EH Admissions Committee will evaluate all the applications at once in January, not as they are submitted.

The EH Admissions Committee may consider late applications, but those applicants may not be considered for program funding. Our cohorts are typically set by May 1.

Please include:

  • A short resume or curriculum vita
  • A thousand-word statement of your personal and professional goals
  • A sample of your scholarly or creative writing, such as a term paper or published work
  • Three letters of recommendation from your academic, professional, service or volunteer experience. Your recommenders will submit recommendations online.
  • Transcript(s) of any and all previous university or college work; unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes. Upon admittance, official copies are required.
  • Mark the 'Are you interested in receiving financial support' box if you expect to be funded via a teaching or graduate research assistantship or to indicate your interest in a Mellon research fellowship.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results are optional.

The application fee is $55.00 for domestic students, $65.00 for international students. Applicants will pay a $30 late fee if they apply after April 1, 2022. Please understand we are not able to waive application fees.

Equity and Diversity Funding

EH encourages applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for Equity & Diversity funding. This benefit carries all the responsibilities of our standard fellowship, and includes a larger stipend -- $20,000 per year. Please explain your interest in EH’s Equity & Diversity funding on your application in the Additional Information section of the application, "Additional comments you consider pertinent/important to this application". The EH Admission Committe will choose Equity & Diversity funding recipients. 

Mellon Fellowships

Environmental Humanities is a recipient of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant supports our focus on environmental justice and community-engaged learning. If you have experience and interest in community-engaged research and social justice, please express your interest in being considered for a Mellon Graduate Fellowship in the Additional Information section of the application, "Additional comments you consider pertinent/important to this application". The EH Admission Committee will designate the graduate fellows.

International Students

International Students should submit all of the above materials as well as demonstration of English proficiency before January 10, 2022. Please save yourself some time; all international applicants must submit English proficiency requirements!  I-20 deadline for Fall is July 1. International Graduate Admissions provides comprehensive information and processes.  International Student & Scholar Services is instrumental in navigating the application, document and visa requirements.

Application Review

1. The Environmental Humanities Admissions Committee reviews, ranks and votes on complete applications.

2. EH then recommends whether to admit or deny your application to Graduate Admissions.  All graduate applicants must meet University of Utah Graduate Admissions criteria; you'll find a detailed description of the application review process from Graduate Admissions

3. Graduate Admissions ultimately admits applicants into our Program upon the EH Admissions Committee's recommendation. Admitted applicants are typically notified by mid-February, and EH utilizes a wait-list.

Last Updated: 6/3/21