Earn a Coveted Degree and Protect Our Natural Resources
As the world’s population grows, the rate of ecological damage increases, prompting the need for more qualified professionals with the advanced analytical, technological and research skills needed to protect our environment. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Environmental Science Master of Science will give you the essential training to meet this need and become a sought-after professional in the field. You will gain the opportunity to build upon your pre-existing knowledge and experience as well as learn cutting-edge concepts through rigorous scientific research. You will learn how to preserve natural resources and control biological, chemical and physical agents. Upon graduation, you will be a leader who can create the strategies that can help prevent environmental hazards for humans and other living organisms.
With a master’s degree in environmental science, you can refine your skills in helping businesses and organizations prevent further environmental damage. UHCL graduates have interned or found lucrative careers at renowned companies like Clean Harbors, ExxonMobil, BP, Honda, Amazon and Anheuser Busch. Positions range from environmental consultants and officers to water quality scientists and climatologists.
Select a Specialization to Suit Your Interests
Choose between in-person or online courses for the Environmental Science M.S. to best accommodate your schedule. With the in-person option, you must choose one of the following specializations to complete the program:
With the in-person option, you will enjoy instruction by academically advanced professors who are certified in environmental science. You will also benefit from real-world experience, further preparing you for a rewarding career after graduation.
UHCL’s College of Science and 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.
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 waived for fall 2021 semester.
- 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.
- 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
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. 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 former 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
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.
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Environmental Science M.S. Faculty
Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.
Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science; Cooperative
Degree Program Advisor; and Department Chair of Biology and Biotechnology
Science and Engineering