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Professional Science: Environmental Assessment (MS)

Offered by the Department of Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have taken undergraduate science courses appropriate to the concentration, or have significant practical background in a relevant science area. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Specific courses needed to prepare for entering the program will be identified through interviews with the applicant.

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • Tool of research: analytical courses (see Course Requirements, below)
  • Capstone Experience: 6 credit hours in 600-level courses as approved by a faculty advisor, with grades of B or better
  • Students participate in noncredit workshops and seminars on professional skills and current issues in science and technology. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in these areas as part of the capstone project, internship, and compulsory presentation.

Course Requirements

Core (15 credit hours)

Internship and Capstone Project (6 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Business Skills (9 credits)

Electives (6 credit hours)

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