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Our students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds

The Environmental Management and Sustainability concentration is structured as a yearly cohort model, with each admitted cohort beginning in August. For priority admissions consideration, 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:

  • A 400 - 600 word statement of interest that highlights experiences and personal qualities that you will bring to the program. This statement should explain how this Master’s program will help you to achieve your professional goals in environmental management and sustainability.
  • A resume or CV that summarizes all educational and professional experience.
  • Two or three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to evaluate your experiences, abilities, and preparedness for graduate study. Recommenders may include an academic advisor, course instructor, an employer, or similar.
    As available, applicants may submit GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or MAT test scores
  • All instruction at James Madison University and at the University of Malta is delivered in English. A high level of English language proficiency is expected. Applicants holding degrees from institutions where primary instruction is not conducted in English must submit a SELT, TOEFL, IELTS score or a Cambridge Advanced Certificate. 

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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