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2013-14 Admissions Calendar

  • January 15, 2014, Early Admission Deadline
  • March 15, 2014, Regular Admission Deadline 
  • May 15, 2014, Final Admission deadline
  • August 1, 2014, First payment due (50 percent of tuition)
  • August 22, 2014, Registration, orientation, and workshops begin

Contact Info

Mailing Address
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Graduate Admissions Office
PO Box 5000*
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
*Street Address for FedEx: 30 Campus Road

Contact Information
Katie Van Sant, Director of Enrollment and Marketing
Email: kvansant@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7388
Fax: 845-758-7636

2014-2015 Publications

Newly Available!


Bard CEP Program Catalogue

At-A-Glance Brochures

Applying

Applying

Application Checklist:

• Slideroom application ($65.00)
  • Personal statement
  • Sample of written work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts (address below)
  • GRE scores (school code 2037)
  • FAFSA (for U.S. students)

International candidates should see the International Applicants page for requirements on how to apply.

Required Courses

  • Algebra (or the equivalent)
  • Two physical or natural science courses
  • Statistics

Students missing any of the required courses may apply for admission, and if accepted, will work with the admissions office to make up the necessary classes prior to matriculation into the program.


Other Items of Importance

1) FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov). All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to apply for financial aid or receive any funding in the form of fellowships, scholarships, or employment, must complete a FAFSA by the appropriate admissions deadline. 

2) Description of Service (DOS). Required for applicants to the Fellows program as an official record of Peace Corps service. 

3) Required Courses.  Students must have algebra (or the equivalent), two physical or natural science courses, and statistics prior to matriculation in August. Students missing any of the required courses may apply for admission, and if accepted, will work with the admissions office to make up the necessary classes prior to beginning their master's in the fall.

Application Instructions

Completed applications are reviewed and considered by the Graduate Committee according to the admission calendar on the right. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

1) Slideroom online application ($65 application fee)

2) A personal statement written by the applicant of no more than 600 words addressing your professional and/or educational interests in relation to an environmental policy issue and how you feel the Bard CEP program will help you achieve them. Please make sure your full name appears on the document before uploading it.

3) A sample of written work such as a college paper, published article or other professional document. Please make sure your full name appears on the document before uploading it.

4) Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources. Bard CEP accepts letters of recommendation through the Slideroom online application system. Letters of recommendation are also accepted on paper, on official forms. Please contact Bard CEP if you would like to use these paper forms. Paper letters should be addressed to the Graduate Committee, signed across the sealed flaps, and sent directly to the address on the right by the authors.

5) Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. (Transcripts should be sent to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, see address to the right. Bard CEP is not responsible for transcripts sent to other departments at Bard College.)

6) Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Bard College school code is 2037. There is no departmental code. For applicants to the dual degree program with Pace Law School, LSAT scores are acceptable in lieu of the GRE. For applicants to the dual degree program with the Bard MBA in Sustainability, GMAT scores are acceptable in lieu of the GRE. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher may submit a formal GRE waiver request.