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Environmental Science M.S. with a Specialization in Environmental Chemistry

Uncover the Connections between Environmental Science and Chemistry

Do you enjoy learning about how nature and humanity interact on a chemical level and want to take your education to the next level? Pursue a Master of Science in Environmental Science with a Specialization in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through the interdisciplinary approach of this graduate program, you will receive hands-on experience in sampling and monitoring, air/water pollution, soil/groundwater remediation, environmental chemodynamics and more.

Take Your Career in a Fresh Direction

Choosing a specialization in Environmental Chemistry for your Master of Science in Environmental Science will provide you a range of career options. It serves as an excellent foundation for further academic training in environmental sciences and occupational health. And with the proximity of UHCL to companies that play an integral role in the oil and gas industry, this degree can also prepare you for opportunities in government and the private sector.

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Admission Requirements

Take your education to new heights in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Learn the next steps to being admitted now.


  • Environmental Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.

  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE optional but encouraged to submit to support application if GPA <3.0.
      • Target scores minimum 290 total (150 on Quant)
    • Foundation courses (C or better): Calculus I, Organic Chemistry 1/Lab, Statistics, Physics I and II/Labs
    • Bachelor Degree in Natural Science or other degree if background includes at least 34 hours of Natural Science and 6 hours of Math


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

    Deadline - May 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.


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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Environmental Science M.S. with a Specialization in Environmental Chemistry Faculty

George Guillen
George Guillen

George Guillen

Professor of Environmental Science and Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3949
Email: guillen@uhcl.edu
Office: N116

George Guillen Faculty Bio

Cindy Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Department Chair of Environmental Sciences and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,
Science and Engineering

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

Cynthia L. Howard Faculty Bio

Daniel Imrecke
Daniel Imrecke

Daniel Imrecke

Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3766
Email: imrecke@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-2

Daniel Imrecke Faculty Bio

Marc Mokrech

Marc Mokrech

GIS Lecturer ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3960
Email: mokrech@uhcl.edu
Office: N128

Marc Mokrech Faculty Bio

Sachiyo Mukherji

Sachiyo Mukherji

Lecturer of Environmental Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

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

Sachiyo Mukherji Faculty Bio

Dongmin Sun
Dongmin Sun

Dongmin Sun

Professor of Environmental Science and Geology,
Science and Engineering

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

Dongmin Sun Faculty Bio

Carl Zhang
Chunlong Zhang

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang

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

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

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang Faculty Bio