With unrivaled strength in environmental research, education and application, UW College of the Environment is one of the largest and most prestigious environmental academic institutions in the world. We provide an ideal training ground for future scholars and leaders interested in addressing some of the biggest scientific challenges of our time.

Renowned for academic excellence, our programs offer students the opportunity to engage in individual and interdisciplinary research, working side-by-side with faculty to address significant real-world research and application problems.

Graduate majors

To learn more about graduate study in the College of the Environment, please contact each program’s graduate advising staff for information about application and degree requirements and opportunities within specific programs. If you are interested in touring a particular department or learning more about a program, feel free to contact that department directly.

Other resources for prospective graduate students

Start your graduate school search today by finding a faculty adviser. Also, check out UW Environment’s guide to graduate student resources. We hope these resources will help answer questions you have about policies, equity and diversity, ways to get involved and other important topics to help make your UW experience a successful one.

For general questions about our graduate programs, please contact us at coenvaa@uw.edu.

If are you interested in speaking with an advisor, Anthony Salazar, the Graduate Student Services Specialist, is available for office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Pacific.  Reach out at asalazar@uw.edu to arrange for a Zoom session.