Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion


Apply to the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion Program


Application for Admission

Non-refundable $65 Application Fee

Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.

Goal Statement. A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.

Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

Autobiographical Statement:
A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.

For International students there are additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for additional information.

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For general questions about admissions, please contact

If you have any additional questions about admissions to the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program , please contact:

David Townes