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University of Houston Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering provides a diverse and affordable solution to those seeking an online option for the Environmental Science M.S. This degree merges quality with convenience and will provide you with the comprehensive training necessary to excel as a leader and innovator in this emerging field.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that job openings for environmental scientists and specialists will grow by 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, citing increased environmental awareness and population growth. Additionally, among U.S. states, Texas has the second highest number of job opportunities for environmental scientists.

Grow Your Career on Your Terms

Across 36 credit hours, this degree* prepares you to extend your career into the expansive world of environmental science, whether you’re in the engineering or science field.

You can even complete your degree in 16 months by taking three courses per semester across the fall, spring and summer semesters.

*Pre-requisite foundation courses may be required.

Environmental Science, Online Option, M.S.

Invest a Little For a Big Return

UHCL's Environmental Science M.S. ranked 7th nationwide by in affordability among 35 online environmental science master's degree programs.

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*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.

Gain Real-World Knowledge

Our distinguished faculty hail from business and industry, as well as globally recognized academic institutions, bringing you first-hand, relevant experience in their areas of expertise. We offer specializations in environmental biology, environmental chemistry and environmental geology as well as focused coursework in a diversity of subjects that will enhance your career in environmental problem solving, such as:

  • Environmental sampling and analysis.
  • Toxicology.
  • Environmental remediation.
  • Hazardous waste.
  • Hydrology.
  • Geospatial and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Aquatic and marine biology.
  • Wetland ecology.

Ranked 7th nationwide in affordability!

Increase Your Professional Value

Our graduates have successfully pursued careers and obtained professional certifications in the fields of occupational health and safety including certified safety professional, certified industrial hygienist, and certified safety & health manager.

The multi-disciplinary approach will ready you for careers in:

  • Petroleum.
  • Medicine.
  • Consulting.
  • Government/public sector.



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