Join a fully-funded masters program. Become an environmental leader, community engaged learner, advocate for environmental justice. Study environmental literature, history, communication, and more. 


January 10, 2022 for Fall 2022 cohort 


Dr. Jeffrey McCarthy


Our Program and the University of Utah are committed to a multicultural, inclusive environment. We welcome your inquiries, and application for the Fall 2022 term. Deadline is January 10, 2022. 

A few key points about the Environmental Humanities master’s degree at Utah:

  • We were honored recently with a significant grant from the Andrew D. Mellon Foundation in support of community outreach and environmental justice work that supports two $25,000 graduate fellowships and community-engaged research opportunities.

  • We are committed to diversifying the environmental community and have additional funding opportunities for historically excluded applicants.

  • Our two-year program offers a Master of Arts track and a Master of Science track.

  • EH graduate students receive an annual stipend of more than $17,600, a full tuition waiver, and subsidized health, dental and vision insurance.

  • Student coursework culminates in a final project or thesis of the student’s own design.

  • As part of their financial support, students may teach, or work for campus organizations such as the University of Utah Press, Office of Sustainability, American West Center and Tanner Humanities Center.

  • Students receive faculty mentorship at all stages of the program. We foreground career advising, assisting students with job placement, and applications to strong Ph.D. and professional programs.

  • Climate change and environmental justice are woven into our coursework, visiting speakers and summer research grants.

  • Our tight-knit student cohorts work with distinguished University of Utah faculty from English, Philosophy, History, Communication, Art, Sociology, Ethnic and Gender Studies, and the Global Change & Sustainability Center.

  • Interested students may receive summer funding for research projects, community internships and creative writing.

  • We host an orientation and several classes at our West Yellowstone ranch beside the 65,000-acre Red Rocks Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and at Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa.

  • Students have office and community space in our historic building, itself walking distance to wilderness areas, open space and urban development.

  • Salt Lake is a thriving capital city with opportunities for internships, jobs, community connection and service.