Sustainability science students with professor doing hands-on work with photovoltaic solar cells

Admission Requirements

Applications for the MS in Sustainability Science with a concentration in Sustainability Leadership are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis with two (2) starts per year, fall and spring. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply to the MS-PSM program.

As part of the admission process, we do not require GRE/GMAT test scores or a minimum GPA.  At the time of review, the entire application including academic background, personal statement, reference letters, and work experience are considered.

In order to gain admission into the program students must submit:

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts are required from each school you have attended.
  • An official transcript bears the raised seal of an academic institution and is sent directly to The Graduate School by the institution. You may also include your official transcript in a sealed envelope with the institution’s registrar’s signature or seal with your application.
  • If you studied under a maiden name or prior name, your institution must indicate both prior and current names on your transcript.
  • Do not request a transcript from the Montclair State University Registrar if Montclair is listed on your application as a previous or current institution. The Graduate School will obtain your Montclair State University transcript directly.
  • Including your U.S. social security number on your transcript or transmittal sheet will expedite processing of your application.

Statement of Objectives

The MS in Sustainability Science, Sustainability Leadership concentration is affiliated with the Professional Science Masters (PSM) criteria and is designed for professionals seeking careers in the designated field. In a 1-2 page statement please explain your reasons for applying to this program and include answers to the following questions:

  • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
  • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
  • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

Letters of Recommendation

  • All applicants, other than non-degree applicants, are required to submit letters of recommendation to The Graduate School. Recommendations from professors in your undergraduate major field of study who are familiar with your academic work are ideal.
  •  If you have been out of school for a considerable time period, you should submit letters from employers, supervisors or other professionals who can comment on your background, experiences and motivation to succeed. Friends, family members or fellow students are not appropriate sources for letters of recommendation, and many graduate programs will not review your application if it includes letters from these sources.

All candidates must meet application and admission requirements as defined by Graduate Admissions.