Oct 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Environmental and Chemical Sciences, Environmental Science Concentration, MS

Total Hours Required for Degree:  31-37


In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Environmental and Chemical Sciences program must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum score of 286 on the GRE (Verbal + Quantitative).
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in one of the sciences (or science education) and adequate preparation for a particular concentration as determined by the admissions committee and/or coordinator for the degree program.

Thesis Option

  • Advisor-Approved ENSC, NRCM, or WMGT Courses - 12 hours
  • Advisor-Approved AGRI, AGRO, ANSC, or CHEM Courses - 9 hours

Non-Thesis Option

  • Advisor-Approved ENSC, NRCM, or WMGT Courses - 15 hours
  • Advisor-Approved AGRI, AGRO, ANSC, or CHEM Courses - 12 hours
  • Electives (Any Discipline; 500/600 Level) - 6 hours


  • All courses applied toward the degree must be approved by the major professor and the coordinator of the program.
  • At least half the number of credits applied toward the degree, excluding thesis credit, mubt be in courses numbered above 600. Also, a candidate is required to satisfactorily pass a comprehensive written and/or oral examination.
  • Students who have background deficiencies may be required to take leveling courses that will not apply toward the Master of Science degree.

General Notes

  • At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600-level.
  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations  page.