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Industrial Hygiene Admission Requirements


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Application 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.

Additional Industrial Hygiene Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the Industrial Hygiene Program 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.

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Deadlines to apply and upload/submit all application materials


  • Fall Semester: July 1 (February 1 for priority consideration)

  • Spring Semester: November 1

  • Summer Session applications are not accepted


  • Fall Semester: May 1

  • Spring Semester: September 1

  • Summer Session applications are not accepted

Submit Application Materials

After submitting your online application and paying your application fee, begin submitting your supporting materials to complete your application.

  • Upload a variety of supporting documents directly to your application (see application for required documents to upload).

  • To submit official transcripts, contact your previous institutions to request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075). Please note: one official transcript from every undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended is required.

  • To submit test scores (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS), contact the testing agency to request that scores be sent to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075).

  • For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Office of Admissions at:

Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University - Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1062

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