The Catalyst for Your Environmental Science Career

To develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental concerns, it helps to have the research and analysis background you get with the Master’s in Environmental Science degree. In fact, recent MS in Environmental Science graduates work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, and more.
The Master’s in Environmental Science program features:
  • A thorough foundation of rigorous scientific research and analysis.
  • A multidisciplinary examination of the natural sciences, paired with the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns.
  • Opportunities to gain practical field experience through an internship at one of the many public and private environmental organizations in the Washington, DC area.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
Available EntrySpring or FallSpring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Coursework required in: Calculus I and Calculus II, Laboratory Science in Physics, Biology, or Chemistry.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Environmental Science I and II
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Statistical Methods

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree690
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 36 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English LanguageCost Per Credit After Accelerator1Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Biotechnology$20,653$29,315$8,165$1,64236

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring and Fall 2018. Price varies for summer semester. Please visit for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes between 12-16 credits per semester.

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