Master of Science in Environmental Science

The Master of Science in Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary STEM degree preparing students with broad, in-demand skills. Such skills include data science, biometry, geographic information systems, ecosystem management, environmental chemistry, toxicology, and conservation biology. Students will utilize these skills to make a positive impact on the environment.

A distinguishing feature of this program is the strong emphasis on quantitative skills and data science. To that end, all students are required to complete a 6-credit research project applying the principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, and analysis.

All courses are taught by highly qualified faculty who are practitioners in the field.

Program Competencies:

In addition to the University’s graduate graduation competencies, students will:

1.    Apply the scientific method to answer environmental science questions;

2.    Utilize theory, law, and scientific principles to analyze environmental issues;

3.    Appraise ethical considerations inherent to environmental issues;

4.    Assess environmental science issues and propose evidence-based solutions;

5.    Analyze qualitative and quantitative data science data to address environmental issues;

6.    Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Degree Requirements


BIO 6000 Soil Biology

BIO 6100 Conservation Biology

BIO 7002 Restoration Ecology

CHE 7000 Environmental Chemistry

DTA 6100 Biometry

DTA 7300 Geographic Information Systems

DTA 7400 Data Science

ENV 6006 Ecosystems Management

ENV 7000 Environmental Geology

ENV 7200 Environmental Toxicology

ENV 8000 ENV Masters Project

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.