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Dr. Michael Murray (Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Dragoljub Bilanovic, Dr. Tim Kroeger, Dr. Patrick Welle
Note: Graduate faculty from the following programs also participate in the teaching and research associated with this program: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology.
Master of Science - Environmental Studies
Environmental Policy and Planning
The Master of Science program accommodates individual student needs and backgrounds and provides students with several curricular and research opportunities. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the natural and social sciences as they relate to environmental problem solving. Each graduate student is required to select a specialization, complete course work requirements, and conduct a research project leading to a thesis.
The Center provides a focus for (1) applied environmental research by faculty and students and (2) the interdisciplinary academic Environmental Studies program. Applied environmental research in the Center focuses on both generic and regional problems related to pollution impacts and abatement, and natural resource utilization and protection. Special features of the Center include: laboratories and equipment devoted to ecological, chemical, microbiological, and toxicological studies. Working with the Center, students have opportunities to interact with authorities across disciplines through seminars, conferences, and cooperative research.
Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited U.S. or approved international college or university, with course work equivalent to a major or minor in the natural or social sciences. One-page letter of intent stating the Environmental Studies Specialization you want to pursue, your academic background, your professional work experience (if any), and any additional information you believe will assist those reviewing your application. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) minimum scores of 152 in verbal reasoning, 155 in quantitative reasoning, and an Analytical score of 4.5 or higher on a 0-6 scale.
See Section IV. Policies and Procedures for degree requirements.
The Graduate Record Examination General Test is required of all applicants.
ENVR 6010 Research in Natural Science (3 credits)
ENVR 6250 Advanced Environmental Science (3 credits)
ENVR 6300 Advanced Project in Literature (2 credits)
ENVR 6400 Advanced Project in Methodology (2 credits)
ENVR 6890 Grants and Contracts (3 credits)
ENVR 6920 Directed Group Study: Seminar (2 credits)
ENVR 6990 Thesis (2 credits)
SCI 6350 Computer Applications in Statistics (3 credits)
Subtotal 20 Credits
Note: Asterisked (*) courses have prerequisites not included in the program.
Subtotal 15 Credits
All graduate students in Environmental Studies are required to demonstrate competency in the computer application of statistics. This requirement is to be satisfied by the completion of the following course with a grade of B or better: SCI 6350 Computer Applications in Statistics, 3 credits.
All major programs require satisfactory completion of a final written examination, which needs to be successfully completed prior to scheduling the oral examination. Please consult with your academic advisor for requirements specific to your area of study.