All programs accept applications for a fall semester start.
M.S. in Environmental Policy | M.S. in Climate Science and Policy | M.Ed. in Environmental Education
|Milestone||Early Decision||Regular Admission||Final Round|
|Submit Application||December 1||February 1||May 1|
|Program Decision||January 15||March 15||June 1|
|Financial Aid Package||January 21||March 21
|M.B.A. In Sustainability
|Milestone||Regular Admission||Final Round|
|Submit Application||February 1||May 1|
|Program Decision||March 15||June 1|
|Financial Aid Package||March 21||June 6|
As you are preparing to apply, here are a few good things to be aware of:
Each program has different prerequisite requirements. Students DO NOT have take these prerequisite courses in order to apply and be admitted to our programs. Admitted students who have not completed the prerequisites will be offered conditional acceptance and will need to complete the courses prior to enrollment.
A grade of B- or higher in prerequisite courses is required to enroll in our programs. The required courses for each program can be found below:
- The M.S. degrees require students to have completed two science courses intended for science majors (biology, chemistry, ecology, etc.). Students who have not completed these courses must complete them at another institution, as they are not provided by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability.
- The M.Ed. degree requires students to have completed two science courses intended for science majors (biology, chemistry, ecology, etc.) and college-level algebra (or higher-level math). Students who have not completed these courses must complete them at another institution, as they are not provided by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability.
- The MBA degree requires students to have completed introductory accounting and microeconomics courses. Students who have not completed these courses at the time of acceptance will take the courses through Bard MBA via online summer courses taught by Bard faculty.
No GRE/GMAT Required
In holding with Bard College's longstanding policy of optional submission of standardized test requirements, and in an effort to remove barriers to entry to the sustainability field, Bard GPS no long requires the GRE or GMAT tests for admission to the programs.
Due to the differing structure of our MS/M.Ed and MBA programs, different visa options are available to international students for different degree programs. Please read the International Applicants page closely to ensure you understand your eligibility for each degree offering.
How To Apply
1. Complete the Online Application
Create an account in our online application system and complete all required fields. Applicants to a dual program (MS/MBA, MS/MAT) should complete an application for each program.
**The application period has closed for fall 2021 enrollment. Applications for fall 2022 enrollment will open in September 2021.
2. Earn an Application Fee Wavier
3. Write a Personal Statement
- Introduce yourself, providing context for your interest in joining Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability to pursue a purpose-driven career. Tell us how your personal, academic and/or professional experiences have informed your desire to do this work and the impact you hope to have with your career.
- Speak to the environmental or social problem around which you see the biggest opportunity to drive change. Tell us what the issue is, why you’re motivated by it (be specific), and why you think it's poised for meaningful change.
4. Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
5. Request Transcripts
Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. Transcripts should be:
- Mailed directly to Bard:
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
- Emailed directly to Bard via a e-transcripts service.
They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Submit a Resume/CV
A resume or curriculum vitae highlighting your professional experience and relevant qualifications should be submitted with your online application.
7. Complete and Submit a Financial Aid Application
8. Schedule an Admission Interview
You may be invited for a personal online interview with the Office of Admission. This will be scheduled after submission of your application.