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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.

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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

  • Environmental Management M.S.
  • 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.

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).

Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL 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. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


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

Environmental Management M.S. Faculty

Kathleen Garland
Kathleen Garland

Kathleen Garland

Senior Lecturer,

Contact number: 281-283-3249
Office: B 3121.20

Kathleen Garland Faculty Bio

Lisa Gossett

Lisa B. Gossett

Department Chair of Management and Associate Professor of Environmental Management,

Contact number: 281-283-3257
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321

Lisa B. Gossett Faculty Bio