The UA Department of Environmental Science, ENVS, offers graduate work leading to the M.S degree in Environmental Science. Two tracks are offered, "Environmental Science" or "Soil and Water Science".
The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in the Environmental Science major the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.
Applicants must work with the ENVS Graduate Program Coordinator and gain permission to apply to their AMP program using an AMP Authorization code (an application fee applies). Students accepted into the AMP ENVS MS will be conditionally admitted and allowed to register for graduate classes while maintaining their Undergraduate status. When nearing completion of the undergraduate degree, AMP students must submit a simplified application to the ENVS MS program. The second application fee is automatically waived for conditionally admitted AMP students.
The Graduate College has established minimum AMP admission requirements(link is external). Interested students should verify departmental requirements as they may have additional or more stringent requirements than the Graduate College minimum requirements.
The ENVS department strongly supports attendance at professional meetings. Student presentations at meetings and student publications are likewise encouraged. Numerous workshops on topics ranging from the Internet to scientific writing are regularly available.
In addition to graduate student-sponsored activities, various departmental events, such as departmental picnics and weekly seminars, provide students with opportunities to meet and socialize with colleagues.
With a MS in Environmental Science students will be prepared for careers in business and industry, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and private consulting firms.
NOTE: Beginning Spring 2021, ENVS will offer the MS with a major in Environmental Science; the major in Soil, Water and Environmental Science no longer be offered.
Electronic copies of Master's Theses may be accessed through the UA Campus Repository.
The Department of Environmental Science (ENVS) brings together a faculty of outstanding scientists, distinguished by their understanding of soil, water, and the environment, and their ability to carry out research and planning towards the solution of environmental and resource use problems. The department offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Environmental Science, with focal areas in either Environmental Science, or Soil and Water Science. Also offered are an accelerated Master of Science degree in Environmental Science, dual Master of Science degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science, and in Business Administration and Environmental Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture.
Graduate study in the ENVS Department is open to students with undergraduate preparation in biological, chemical, physical, earth, or engineering sciences. Students with other backgrounds may be accepted into the program, with course deficiencies noted. Approximately 60 graduate students and 200 undergraduate students are continuously enrolled in the department.
Students with a graduate degree from the ENVS Department are highly employable, pursuing careers in academia, the public sector (e.g., consulting), with state, federal and international agencies (USDA, USGS, USFC, NASA, FAO, etc.), and NGOs.
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Students must have identified a Major Professor who will accept the student into their Research Program.
Students should discuss funding opportunities with the Major Professor with whom they have identified for their graduate studies, and/or the ENVS Graduate Program Coordinator.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Both tracks: ENVS 508, ENVS 595, and ENVS 697
Environmental Science Track: CORE: ENVS 525 or ENVS 574 or ENVS 575 or ENVS 577, and ENVS 520, ENVS 562 or ENVS 564
Soil and Water Track: CORE: 12 credits form ENVS 502, 525, 531, 562, 570, and 580 or 582.
Elective coursework selected in consultation with the Major Professor, Graduate Coordinator and/or the DGS.
Calculus is required for ENVS MS program admission. All other prerequisites are included in the ENVSBSES curriculum.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
This is an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP).
The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master's Program is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.
Programs will select from among a qualified pool, based on the following criteria. Individual programs may have more stringent or additional requirements: