The School of the Environment offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. The Master of Science degree is awarded to candidates who display an in-depth understanding of the subject matter by successfully completing the program of study and who demonstrate the ability to make significant contributions to their field of study.
This program requires completion of a minimum of 36
credit hours as follows: 19hrs of core courses, 12hrs of concentration courses, and 6hrs for thesis.
Concentration offerings include:
- Environmental Biotechnology
- Environmental Restoration & Waste Management
- Marine & Estuarine Environments
- Environmental Policy & Management
- Radiation Protection
Students must meet the university wide standards for graduate admission requirements. All students must have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited university, along with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in upper-division and graduate work. Students with a strong background in the natural sciences, pharmacy, economics, mathematics, engineering, engineering technology or computer sciences may have the necessary core fundamental knowledge to complete the program of study leading to the Master of Science in Environmental Sciences.
The Graduate Studies Committee comprised of graduate faculty and department administrators will be responsible for recommending acceptance into the program and for assigning advisors. Teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and tuition waivers are available; however students must make a separate request through application.