Graduate Director
Dr. Rafael Moreno

Graduate Program Specialization Option Advisors

Climate Systems

    • Advisor: Kathy Kelsey & Ben Crawford
    • Checklist


    Environmental Health

    Environmental Science Education

    Environmental Science, Policy & Management

    • Advisors: Rafael Moreno & Gregory Simon
    • Checklist

    Geospatial Analysis

    • Advisors: Peter Anthamatten & Rafael Moreno
    • Checklist

    Urban Agriculture

    Water Systems

    • Advisors: Anne Chin & Thomas Duster
    • Checklist


    Environmental Science Education: Bryan Wee

    Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications: Rafael Moreno

    GIS Certificate: Matt Cross

    Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate: Amanda Weaver

    Important note for geospatial classes: Because of the time committment required for the technology-based classes, we do not recommend taking more than one geospatial technology class in the same semester and that you follow the proper sequence (please note the pre-reqs). It may be possible to take two, but you need to be aware of the additional time this will require.​​

    Curriculum Checklists 

    • Students at CU Denver must follow the graduation guidelines specified in the catalog from the year in which they were admitted.  The following link contains an archive of the course catalogs from previous years:

    MA Non-Thesis Checklist

    MA Thesis Checklist

    • Note: MSES 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.

    MS Thesis Checklist (Updated 05.2021)

    MS Non-Thesis Checklist (Updated 05.2021)


    Graduate students presenting work as the first author should apply for travel funding to three sources:

    1. Graduate School
    2. CLAS (requires request to Graduate School
    3. GES Graduate Director (requires request to Graduate School and CLAS).

    Past students have been very successful at getting travel awards from these sources.

    Helpful Links and Forms

    Academic Calendar
    Course Catalog
    Graduate School Website

    GES Graduate Program Handbook