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Admissions Information

The Environmental Humanities Graduate 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

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 15th, 2019 is the deadline for Environmental Humanities Fall 2019 Semester Admissions. Late applications may be considered, but will not have priority for departmental funding.

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 but encouraged
  • An Application for Admission

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

Environmental Humanities generally abides by the University of Utah Graduate School's admission standards, including a 3.0 GPA,for admittance into our Program.

The Environmental Humanities Admissions Committee reviews, ranks and votes on complete applications, then will recommend whether to admit or deny your application to Graduate Admissions.  In other words, Graduate Admissions ultimately admits you into our Program upon the EH Admissions Committee's recommendation.

Equity and Diversity Funding

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 explain your interest in EH’s Equity & Diversity Fellowship on your application in the Additional Information section of the application, "Additional comments you consider pertinent/important to this application".

International Students

International Students should submit all of the above materials as well as demonstration of English proficiency before January 15, 2019.  International Graduate Admissions provides complete instructions. You will also find the International Student & Scholar Services to be extremely helpful with application, document and visa requirements.


Last Updated: 11/5/18