Environmental Science M.S.

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
  • Safety

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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Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Science and Computer Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.


  • Environmental Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 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 (cseadvising@uhcl.edu).
    • Additional Requirements – At least 34 undergraduate credit hours of natural science courses and 6 undergraduate credit hours of math courses prior to admission


Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall 2017

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 14
    Final* and Session Start - August 28

  • Spring 2018

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

*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

*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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Accreditations and Distinctions

Also, 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 the Environmental Science-Safety, Health and Environmental Issues M.S. as meeting the requirements for Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) Designation.


Environmental Science M.S. Faculty

Magdy Akladios
Magdy Akladios

Magdy Akladios

Department Chair of Physical and Applied Sciences and Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Safety ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283 3744
Email: akladios@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-4

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George Guillen
George Guillen

George Guillen

Executive Director of Environmental Institute of Houston and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,

Contact number: 281-283-3950
Email: guillen@uhcl.edu
Office: N116

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Cindy Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Program Chair of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3745
Email: howardc@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-12

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Daniel Imrecke
Daniel Imrecke

Daniel Imrecke

Assistant Professor of Geology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3766
Email: imrecke@uhcl.edu
Office: B3321-7

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Sachiyo Mukherji

Sachiyo Mukherji

Lecturer of Environmental Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3789
Email: Mukherji@uhcl.edu
Office: B3237

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Bob Phalen
Robert Phalen

Robert N. Phalen

Associate Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Safety,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3753
Email: phalen@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

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Gerald Pollack
Gerald Pollack

Gerald Pollack

Lecturer of Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3742
Email: Pollack@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 3321-8

Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
Richard Puzdrowski

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.

Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Cooperative Degree Program Advisor ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3750
Email: puzdrowski@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525- 4

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Dongmin Sun
Dongmin Sun

Dongmin Sun

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Geology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3787
Email: sundon@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-10

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Carl Zhang
Chunlong Zhang

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang

Program Chair of Environmental Science and Professor of Environmental Science, Environmental Chemisty ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3746
Email: zhang@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

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