The requirements for a student’s admission to the Masters program are a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies or a related field and demonstrated promise of successful achievement in the field. Work experience in related environmental fields will be considered with regard to the above requirements. Students are admitted as regularly matriculated students or on an initial provisional basis as non-degree students. Graduate Record Examination scores are not required. Applicants should contact the program director for further information.
Courses required include basic microeconomics, political science, one year of introductory biology, one year of statistics and/or calculus, one year of chemistry and one year of physics for science majors. Computer literacy is also required. Work experience in related environmental fields will be considered with regard to the above requirements.
To assure a more uniform level of preparation, all entering students are evaluated as to their need for an introductory course in Environmental Studies, or for background courses necessary to undertake specific graduate courses. This will serve to bring definition to the content of the areas of concentration as well as to introduce, in a uniform fashion, the tenets of the larger field of study.
Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better to remain in the program. A degree will not be granted to any student who receives 6 credits of C.
Additional opportunities are provided for the student in the form of technical field and laboratory experiences, as well as special topic courses that might not be available on a regular basis.