Environmental Management M.S.

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.

Our alumni are employed by state and federal agencies, municipalities, consulting firms, local industries and non-profit organizations.

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Admission Requirements

  • MBA, MHA*, MHA/MBA*, MA-HRM, MS-Envr Mgmt, MS-MIS**
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    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 

    -OR-

    • 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)
    *Applications for the MHA and MHA/MBA must also submit (1) 3 letters of recommendation; (2) current resume; and (3) statement of career goals
    ** Test Score Waivers for MS Accounting and MS MIS will be effective for Spring 2018 admissions.


Degree Requirements

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 today.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  UHCL Online
 

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

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  Hybrid
 

Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

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Environmental Management M.S. Faculty

Kathleen Garland
Kathleen Garland

Kathleen Garland

Lecturer of Environmental Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3249
Email: garland@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

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Lisa Gossett

Lisa B. Gossett

Associate Professor of Environmental Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3257
Email: gossett@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

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