Application Requirements

M.S. Environmental Biology

Application materials and documents should be submitted directly to PostBacCAS with the exception of official test scores. A valid official exam score from the exam corresponding to your goal program (MCAT, DAT, GRE, PCAT, etc.) should be submitted to Regis University directly. All other application items, including official transcripts, essay, resume and references should be sent/uploaded to PostBacCAS. 

Application Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Recommended undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Earned graduate credits may be considered in the GPA requirement as approved by the program director. A minimum 2.7 grade point average is required.
  • No GRE is required.
  • One academic or professional recommendation submitted with the application. A recommendation form completed by a college or university instructor in the natural sciences or mathematics is preferred, if available. Character references from friends or family will not fulfill this requirement. You may submit an optional second letter if you think it would assist your application. Recommendation letters are required for students under Priority Admissions but are not required for students admitted via the Regis University Guaranteed Admission Program.
  • Official transcripts for all college/university coursework. Not required for students admitted via Regis University Guaranteed Admission Programs.Transcripts must be official and may not be stamped "Student Copy" or "Issued to Student." Official transcripts should be submitted to (digital) or by mail to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Boulevard
    Mail Code: A-12
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.
  • The natural science and mathematics coursework must have been completed within the last 6 years. The Program Director may allow substitution of other coursework for specifically identified prerequisite courses or may waive the within-6-years requirement for courses on a case-by-case basis. Probationary admission may be granted to students with deficiencies in the above criteria.


Completion of the following pre-requisite collegiate coursework with a grade of C or higher from a regionally accredited college or university is required:

  • A year of general or introductory biology for science students with laboratories.
  • A semester of ecology (must be a course with ecology content and with an introductory biology pre-requisite).
  • A semester of general and/or inorganic chemistry for science students with laboratory.
  • A semester of collegiate statistics.
  • A course in English composition.
  • Additional courses in ecology and evolution recommended but not required.

To request consideration for a requirement/prerequisite waiver, a course substitution, or inclusion of graduate course work in GPA calculation send an email with your full name, contact information, when you plan to apply, the specific details of your request, and the rationale for your request to



Application Cycle and Deadlines

  • Admission to the program is rolling, and the online application form is available at Early application provides an advantage in gaining admission because spaces in the class are filled throughout the spring. We recommend student applications be received in full (electronically submitted application, mailed transcripts, standardized-test score, and recommendation letters) by May 1 for the best opportunity for admission.
  • All complete applications received by May 31 will be given full consideration by the admissions committee within the context or remaining space in the class.
  • Applications received in June and July will still be given consideration for admission on a space available basis.
  • The Environmental Biology program has one annual start.
  • Courses begin the third week of August



Requirements for Accepted Students

A non-refundable tuition deposit of $350 will be requested to hold the seat of each accepted student. This deposit will be due two weeks after the date on the acceptance letter, unless other arrangements have been made.

Accepted students will receive further information concerning the following requirements after a tuition deposit has been received. These are necessary to allow student involvement in externships and health care or clinical research settings.

  • Background Check. Accepted students will be submitted for clearance by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) via a background check. If the report demonstrates criminal activity, continued participation in the program may not be allowed.
  • Proof of Current Health Insurance. Accepted students will be required to submit proof of current health insurance, or enroll in University approved insurance plans by September 1 of the academic year.
  • Vaccinations and Health Tests. Accepted students will need to submit proof of:
    • Two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations (or one if born before 1957)
  • The ability to hike for an hour over uneven ground

These vaccinations can be done at a physician's office, if not already completed. Please call the referral number on your insurance card to find an office within your plan.

Please email us with questions or inquiries.