Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Master of Science

(37 Credit Hours)

Master of Science Environment Studies

This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. As a student of environmental policy, you’ll focus on the development and implementation of public policy responses to environmental issues, especially the economic, political and social factors that are an intrinsic part of the policymaking process. If you are more interested in the science behind policy issues, you’ll acquire a solid foundation based on the ways information should be used to assess environmental and societal risk and the relevant policies. Coursework is in environmental science and policy as is the laboratory work and field research.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GRE scores (305 composite; 4.0 in writing); official TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Previous coursework in biology (two courses with labs), chemistry (two courses with labs), statistics (one course) and American government (one course); One year of another physical or natural science may be substituted for either biology or chemistry.
  • Two letters of recommendation, a third is optional but encouraged • Written goals

Tuition

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Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: January 15
Final: July 1

Summer
Priority: January 15
Final: April 1

Spring
Priority: November 1
Final: December 1

Contact Information

Annette Watson
program director
843.953.5864

Additional Information