How To Apply

Admission Requirement:

A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.

Application Process

Step 1 – Apply Online:

Click on the above link and create an account. Follow the application instructions that are listed there. Note: there is a $60 application fee and all courses are $794 a credit. 

Step 2 – Submit Application Materials:

The online Communications for Conservation graduate certificate application requirements are below:

  • Official Transcripts*

*Include one official transcript showing a bachelor’s degree awarded.  If you were or are currently a CSU-Fort Collins student, transcripts are not necessary.  If you attended a different institution we need official transcripts from that accredited institution.

*Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.


Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via e-mail are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.


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

International Applicants

International applicants will also need to send to the department the following items in addition to those listed above:

  • Official transcript translation (Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English. Only one set of transcripts is required).

  • Official TOEFL scores*

*Submit official TOEFL scores through the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075). In general, all applicants from countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from a country in which the official language is English (Canada, U.K., Australia, USA, New Zealand, etc.), must submit TOEFL scores. The minimum score for applicants is 80 on the internet-based test (550 on the paper-based test or 6.5 on the IELTS).

Application Deadline

Students can begin the program in either the spring or fall semester. Applications are reviewed as they are received. You can expect to be notified of your application status within two weeks of submitting all application materials.


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Fall semester – July 15.
Spring semester – Dec 1


Ask Me.

Kathryn Metzger – Program Coordinator