Environmental Studies MS

The Master of Science in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that focuses on the natural and social sciences as they relate to environmental problem-solving.

Housed in the Center for Sustainability Studies, graduate students work with faculty and community members to address environmental problems of local, regional, and global significance.

For complete current program requirements, please go to the current catalog; and select Graduate Programs located on the right side.


Students pursuing the MS in Environmental Studies must complete 30 credits total (thesis option) or 32 credits (non-thesis option) with a core of 15 credits.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admission; Fall applicants should submit their application and additional materials by April 1 for preferred consideration.

Application Requirements
  • Graduate Application for Admission — Apply Here!
  • Official transcripts of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA: 2.75*
  • One-page letter of intent stating the Environmental Studies Specialization you want to pursue, your academic background, professional working experience (if any), and any additional information that you believe will assist those who are reviewing your application
  • Two Professional Recommendations (faculty, employers, supervisors, etc.)
  • International students must provide Proof of English Proficiency.

*Students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75 or who are within 11 semester hours of satisfying undergraduate degree requirements may qualify for provisional admission. Contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information.

Tuition & Aid

We offer in-state/reciprocity tuition rates to all of our graduate students. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information on options for funding your education.

Graduate Assistantships

Some students may qualify for a graduate assistantship, which includes a tuition waiver and stipend. GAs, in return, are expected to complete certain teaching and/or research assignments for the department.