Degree Requirements

The MS in Environmental Sciences is a 36-credit hour program that provides students with two alternate tracks: Thesis and Non-Thesis. Requirements for the program are outlined in the curriculum checklists linked below. 

  • Note: Graduate students admitted Fall 2021 and later must follow the below checklists. Students admitted prior to Fall 2021 have the option to follow either the new checklists or the ones they recieved during their year of admission. Email to access archived curriculum checklists.

Graduate School Requirements for Graduation

There are graduate school deadlines for each of the following requirements. The CLAS schedule of deadlines for the current semester can be downloaded here or picked up at the CLAS Dean's Office.

Note: The University of Colorado Denver places a seven year limit on all work to be applied toward the MS degree. If you exceed this limit under extenuated circumstances, please see the Director of Graduate Studies.​​​