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The M.S. ISAT with a concentration in Environmental Management and Sustainability is structured as a yearly cohort model, with each admitted cohort beginning in August. For priority admissions consideration, the applicant's materials should be submitted by March 1. However, applications will be evaluated on a continuing basis until the maximum program cohort number is reached.

Anyone who has or will obtain a Bachelor's degree from an officially recognized college or university outside or inside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.  As an interdisciplinary field, the M.S. ISAT Environmental Management and Sustainability concentration accepts students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, including geography, engineering, archeology, chemistry, biology, psychology, physics, agriculture, and environmental sciences (or studies). Such disciplinary diversity is a valued program strength. If offered admission, you will be required to submit an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to the JMU Graduate School to finalize admission.

Application Requirements

All applications to the Environmental Management and Sustainability concentration of the M.S. ISAT program must include:

  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended including a listing of coursework and grades demonstrating competence in subjects studied.
  • Educational, industrial, business, and/or government experience as indicated by a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and will be evaluated as applicable.
  • Graduate entry test scores are optional; however, these may be submitted for added consideration.
  • At least two letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are able to evaluate the applicant’s ability and preparedness for graduate study.
  • A 400-600 word personal statement discussing the applicant's academic and career goals and how the ISAT master's program will help achieve them.
  • All teaching is delivered in English. Students may be asked to submit TOEF, IELTS scores, or Cambridge Certificate indicating their English language proficiency.

The program admissions committee may request interviews with applicants prior to acceptance.

Admission to the M.S. in Integrated Science and Technology program is coordinated through the JMU Graduate School. Only applications submitted through the online JMU Graduate School application will be considered for admission.

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