Environmental Science, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Core Requirements
ENVR 5303Issues in Environmental Sustainability3
ENVR 5123Environmental Problem Analysis3
Select an approved 3-hour Natural or Physical Science course.3
Select an approved 3-hour skills course.3
Select 12 approved hours to complete degree requirements.12
Hours Subtotal24
Research Requirement
Select 6 hours of Thesis6
Hours Subtotal
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Core Requirements
ENVR 5303Issues in Environmental Sustainability3
ENVR 5123Environmental Problem Analysis3
Select an approved 3-hour Natural or Physical Science course.3
Select an approved 3-hour skills course.3
Select 18 approved hours to complete degree requirements.18
Hours Subtotal30
Research Requirement
Select 2 credit hours of Thesis2
Hours Subtotal
Total Hours32

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level