Our admissions committee carefully considers the many facets of your application. The application accepts an optional supplemental video, giving you the opportunity to share your background, personal interests in the program, and your goals in the areas of environment and international affairs.

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Application Deadlines

Applications are due April 1 for those seeking scholarships, and on a rolling basis throughout the summer. For students requiring financial aid, Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services recommends completing the FAFSA application by February 1.

Application Components

Optional Components:


Application Form

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal.

CV or Resume

Submit a current CV or resume that corresponds to the information submitted on your online application. We recommend a 1-2 page CV or resume.

Personal Statement

Prompt: Your personal statement should address your intellectual interests, academic and professional objectives, and proposed topic(s) of graduate study within the environmental field.

Format: Essays should be approximately 500 words, typed in a 12 point font, and double-spaced.

Video Essay

Video Guidelines:

  1. The Admissions Committee would like for you to appear in person, speaking directly to the camera.
  2. We strongly encourage you to speak outside of the experiences we can read in your application.
  3. Videos should be between 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. You may use your phone, computer, or other means to record the video but please ensure all audio and visual components are clear. We recommend a well-lit room and minimal noise distraction.
  5. Videos should be submitted as a file upload through the application portal.


We require and strongly prefer only two (2) recommendations: one must be an academic recommendation, and the second can be academic or professional. An optional third recommender may be added to your application. You should choose recommenders who have an academic or professional relationship to you; faculty, academic advisors, and current supervisors are preferred. Former supervisors or high-level clients (if you are an entrepreneur) also are accepted.

Recommendations from family members or colleagues/peers are strongly discouraged.

We are interested in gaining insight from individuals who can objectively evaluate your academic or professional performance, as well as your managerial and leadership potential.

Academic Transcripts

Applicants to Georgetown University are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign country. Students who attended or graduated from a non-U.S. college or university should review the instructions on the International Applicants page.

To apply: we require that you upload unofficial copies of your transcripts from all institutions that have conferred a degree to you.

If admitted/enrolled: all applicants who are admitted and enrolled will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions that have conferred a degree to you. Georgetown University reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if there is a discrepancy between the uploaded unofficial transcript and/or translation and the official original language transcript and/or the official translation.

All submitted transcripts must display the following:

We require proof a degree was conferred and the date of graduation:

A transcript is official when delivered via ONE of the following options: