Learn How to Protect Your World at University of Houston-Clear Lake
To truly care for the environment, it’s important you understand the ways in which nature – and the people living in it – can be harmed. This is the focus of the Master of Science in Environmental Science with a Specialization in Industrial Hygiene at UHCL. By investigating what might go wrong in the workplace, you’re better prepared to recognize, evaluate and control any given situation with maximum attention paid to people and the surrounding environment.
Give Your Career in Environmental Science the Boost It Deserves
The curriculum for this degree combines a broad examination of the sciences with an emphasis on health and safety applications, which is the necessary grounding for advancement into an eventual Ph.D. program. The practical coursework delivers tangible experience that can benefit your career in the private sector or a governmental agency.
Since the program has been designated by the Institute for Safety & Health Management
(ISHM), you could then apply to become an Associate Safety & Health Managers (ASHM)
once you graduate. Our graduates can even take the Certified Safety and Health Manager
(CSHM) exam two years after graduation, reducing your certification time frame by
up to three years.
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Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's
College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- 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 (email@example.com).
- Additional Requirements – At least 34 undergraduate credit hours of natural science courses and 6 undergraduate credit hours of math courses prior to admission
Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.
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.