MS-ESM Admissions and Financing

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Admissions and Application Details

Application Details

Applications for the Fall 2024 start will be reviewed according to the deadlines below:

*After Round 5, rolling admissions is open for domestic students until August 1 **Final deadline for international students to apply
Application RoundApplication DeadlineDecision NotificationDeposit Deadline
Round 1*November 30End of JanuaryMarch 1
Round 2*January 30End of MarchApril 30
Round 3*April 3Mid-MayJune 3
Round 4May 15Mid-JuneJune 28
Round 5**June 19Mid-JulyJuly 17

Applications for the Fall 2025 start will be reviewed according to the deadlines below:

*Priority deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration **Final deadline for applicants requiring a student visa to apply
Application RoundApplication DeadlineDecision NotificationDeposit Deadline
Round 1*December 3, 2024End of JanuaryMarch 7, 2025
Round 2*January 31, 2025End of MarchApril 30, 2025
Round 3March 28, 2025Mid MayJune 3, 2025
Round 4May 14, 2025Mid JuneJune 27, 2025
Round 5**June 18, 2025Early JulyJuly 10, 2025

Application Requirements

The M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach, meaning we consider all parts of your application when making an admissions decision. Therefore, it is necessary to submit all application components so the Admissions Committee can make an informed decision about your application.

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Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Read about tuition information, financial aid, and program scholarships below to begin exploring how you will finance your MS-ESM degree.

Tuition Information

The MS-ESM program tuition fee for the 2024-2025 academic year is $76,500.* Tuition fees exclude individual healthcare or health insurance premiums, books and supplies, student fees, room and board, visas, and incidental expenses.

*Based on 30 required credits at a rate of $2,550 per credit, as determined by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the 2024-2025 academic year. More detailed information about tuition and fees can be found on the Student Accounts website.

Financial Aid

Georgetown University has resources to help students identify funding options for their education. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should contact the Office of Student Financial Services for information on financing. Students may utilize federally-funded programs, external scholarships, and fellowship opportunities to supplement the cost of their education.

Yellow Ribbon Funding

The MS-ESM program is approved for Department of Veteran Affairs education benefits, including Yellow Ribbon Funding. If you have additional questions, please contact our assistant registrar for veteran/military benefits at


The MS-ESM program offers a limited number of scholarships to help admit a competitive and diverse class. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority scholarship deadline. Applicants will be notified of scholarship awards at the time of admission. Documents included with the application will be used for scholarship evaluation.