Affordability and Credibility

UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering provides a diverse and affordable solution to those seeking an online option for acquiring an M.S. in Environmental Science. This program merges both quality with convenience, and can be further focused into a health and safety track for those seeking a specialization. An M.S. in Environmental Science from UHCL will provide you with the comprehensive training and preparation 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 program* prepares individuals from engineering and the sciences to extend their careers into the expansive world of environmental science.

You can even complete your degree in 16 months by taking 3 courses per semester across the fall, spring and summer semesters.

*Pre-requisite foundation courses may be required.

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Invest a Little For a Big Return

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

2017-2018 Texas Resident Tuition Rates: $1,619 for one, three-hour course*

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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.

You can focus on either a general track or occupational safety and health track – both providing you access to courses in a multitude of diverse subjects including:

  • Environmental Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Issues

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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  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522
    Email: admissions@uhcl.edu

    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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