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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science M.S.

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Master of Science (M.S.) Degree

Admission Requirements

In addition to University requirements for admission, the applicant must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in biology, in environmental science or in a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Submit a satisfactory score from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). NOTE: MS in Environmental Science program no longer requires the GRE for admissions.
  • Complete all requirements for admissions to the Graduate School before the end of the first semester of graduate course work. (See “Admission to Graduate School ”)
  • Have an overall grade point average of a minimum of 2.6 or a minimum 2.85 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

Admission may be granted for students with less than the minimum grade point average or test scores following a conditional period of 12-15 hours of enrollment in graduate work with no grade below a “B.” Students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than biology or environmental science may be required to complete specific leveling courses.

In addition to meeting the above-mentioned admission requirements, international students desiring to pursue the Master of Science degree in biology or environmental science must score a minimum of 550 paper based, or 213 computer based, or 79 internet based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic test.

Major in Environmental Science

(Major Code: 5105)

Study Area Options

Areas of Specialization:

  • Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Toxicology


Student must complete 36 credit hours of required and elective specialization courses.

Additional Requirements for Thesis (6 hours)

Elective Courses in Specialization Area (9 hours)

Agriculture, biology, chemistry, geology and engineering technology.

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