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ERHS Graduate Program Admission Requirements

​ Core Requirements for Admission


  • Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited institution
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 from most recent/highest college-level degree for regular admission
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in the general examination (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) within five (5) years - MCAT scores may be used in place of GRE scores
  • One official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (Note: CSU transcripts are not required).  International students: please read special requirements below
  • Written statement of background, interests, motivation and goals
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources

International Students Only:

  • TOEFL/IELTS SCORES (within the last three (3) years)
    • The minimum TOEFL score for admission: 550 (paper based); or 80 (internet based)
    • The minimum IELTS score for unconditional admission is 6.5
TOEFL/IELTS SCORES - Request that TOEFL examination scores be reported from ETS to Colorado State University. The institution code is 4075. Photocopies will not be accepted



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ERHS Graduate Student Coordinator

Joi Lynn Douglass
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1681

Additional Industrial Hygiene Admission Requirements

Admission to Industrial Hygiene is based upon many factors including, but not limited to:  academic strengths, undergraduate preparation, work experience, research experience, and extracurricular activities.  Applications are most commonly accepted from individuals with an earned baccalaureate degree in engineering, biological, physical, behavioral, or health sciences.

 Admitted students usually have coursework in college-level mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.  Any additional coursework in anatomy, physiology, advanced chemistry (bio, physical, organic, inorganic, etc.) statistics, research methods, and advanced mathematics is also favorable.

Each candidate is evaluated on their individual merits and qualities.  Particular emphasis is placed on each candidate's written statement.  This personal statement should be a clear and concise portrayal of the candidate's academic and professional background, their motivation to attend graduate school, their research interests, and career goals, as well as any relevant strengths and distinguishing characteristics worthy of note.

Exceptions may be granted to applicants who demonstrate particular professional promise.  Such exceptions may be admitted with an individually documented plan of study to compensate for any deficiencies.

Typical MS programs take two years to complete and require 30 semester credit hours plus a thesis (Plan A)

Financial Assistance

Qualified students may receive financial suppport through grants from the Graduate School, traineeships from the NIOSH Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), various scholarships, and/or research assistantships from faculty research grants.


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​1681 Campus Delivery
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(970) 491-7038

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