Use Your Expertise to Protect Our Natural Resources
With the continuous growth of the world’s population, the demand for qualified environmental scientists will increase. An Environmental Science MS from the University of Houston-Clear Lake will increase your devotion to the preservation of natural resources and biodiversity for sustainable development, and the control of biological, chemical and physical agents in the environment (air, water, soil and groundwater) to prevent adverse effects on humans and other living organisms.
Providing Real-World Experience
This flexible program allows you to obtain your either in person or online. If you choose to obtain your degree in person, you must choose one of five specializations:
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Geology
- Environmental Chemistry
- Industrial Hygiene
Businesses and organization will need skilled scientists to help follow environmental
laws and prevent environmental damage as they complete their projects, and the interdisciplinary
approach taken in this course of study prepares you for career opportunities in government
or the private sector.
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- Environmental Science M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher on the applicant's last 60 hours of college credit is preferred, but a somewhat lower GPA may be accepted by some faculty committees, if the other criteria are favorable.
- GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
- A personal statement outlining academic background, academic and career goals, and declaration of a specialization under the Environmental Science degree plan. Two letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required. Students should submit a written statement to the CSE Academic Advising Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Additional Requirements – At least 34 undergraduate credit hours of natural science courses and 6 undergraduate credit hours of math courses prior to admission
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
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
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Accreditations and Distinctions
The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) officially recognizes the degree programs for Environmental Science–Industrial Hygiene B.S., Environmental Science–Safety B.S., Environmental Science-Industrial Hygiene M.S., Environmental Science-Safety M.S., and Environmental Science Occupational Health and Safety Online M.S. as meeting the requirements for Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) Designation.