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Master of Science in Environmental Science

Begins Fall 2022

The Master of Science in Environmental Science is offered through the Institute for Coastal Plain Science. A 4+1 program, students can obtain both a BS and MS in a total of 5 years by applying their junior year, in order to begin the program their senior year.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must have a GPA of 3.25 (on 4.0 scale) in major courses, or will be admitted at the discretion of the graduate admission committee.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation will be required from individuals familiar with the applicant’s potential to complete graduate work.
  • The Applicant’s Statement of Purpose needs to include interest in the program, relevant research experience, and future plans.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Total of 36 credit hours beyond BS
  • Curriculum is truly interdisciplinary across COSM (College of Science and Mathematics)
  • Complete up to 15 hours of MS requirements in Senior year
  • Gain hands-on, real-world experience by completing required Research/Internship

Could you benefit from this program?

  • Environmental Science is a very broad field, so ask yourself questions like:
    • Do you enjoy doing research?
    • Are you interested in both science and policy?
    • Are you interested in developing strategies and solutions for common environmental problems?
    • Do you enjoy educating others and/or public outreach?
  • Opportunities in environmental science and related fields are projected to grow 8% between now and 2029. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • In 2020, median salary for environmental scientists and specialists was $73,230 per year.

Last updated: 2/4/2022