Designed Around You
The Master of Science in Environmental Management program at University of Houston-Clear Lake is one of the most respected in the nation, with hundreds of our alumni holding leadership positions. We developed our program curriculum with input from industry, government, consulting and nonprofit organizations, ensuring that you receive the comprehensive environmental knowledge, skills and topical insight you need to excel in your career.
Our flexible curriculum meets the needs of both full-time students and practicing professionals who seek to enhance their professional qualifications or move into environmental work. As much as 80% or as little as 20% of the coursework for this degree may be taken online. Non-online courses typically meet between 7 to 10 p.m. one evening a week, and most are hybrid, wherein online material is substituted for some in-class sessions.
Providing Real-World Experience
This degree complements science or engineering degrees, though it can accommodate students from any undergraduate major. The degree provides an understanding of the business and legal frameworks in which environmental decisions are made, and addresses compliance, sustainability, and risk minimization. You can tailor the program to your needs by selecting electives like water management, environmental risk management, sustainability, coastal resilience, geographical information systems, industrial hygiene and environmental geology.
You will enjoy working with our faculty, as they bring a wealth of professional experience into their teaching. You can also gain experience through joining the Green Hawks student organization, hands-on learning via Environmental Institute of Houston, meeting with local environmental professional organizations, community outreach projects and internships.
- MBA, MHA*, MHA/MBA*, MA-HRM, MS-Envr Mgmt, MS-MIS**
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score: Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and submission of GMAT score (GRE acceptable for MHA, HRM and ENVR MGMT)
Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:
- 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a country where English is the native language
- Earned a graduate degree or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure)
** Test Score Waivers for MS Accounting and MS MIS will be effective for Spring 2018 admissions.
Each course of study in the College of Business here at University of Houston-Clear
Lake has specific degree requirements you must fulfill to graduate. Find out more
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Summer 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
Former UHCL Students - August 10
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - January 19
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.