The Environmental Sciences program offered by University of Nevada, Reno provides opportunities to contribute to our field in impactful ways. Through comprehensive research and interdisciplinary studies, our students are challenged to address a wide-ranging assortment of rapidly changing environmental issues and concerns that are posing significant tests to the world today.
This program is designed to allow the student an opportunity to design a curriculum to meet his or her disciplinary interests and professional aspirations.
The environmental chemistry track focuses on the source, transport, transformation and fate of chemicals in the environment.
The ecological toxicology track addresses biological and ecological issues of fate and effects, ranging from biochemical mechanisms of toxicity in nonhuman species to biogeochemistry of xenobiotics in manmade and natural ecosystems.
The environmental toxicology track addresses issues in human health and environmental quality, including air pollution, biochemistry, physiology and nutrition.
During our M.S. in Environmental Sciences at University of Nevada, Reno students will:
- gain a broad and deep factual and theoretical understanding of their area of specialization
- gain awareness of modern research methods and technology
- gain ability to independently design experiments to study scientific hypothesis, interpret experimental results
- present their work through effective scientific communication
- understand the societal and scientific significance of their work
- posses professional character as illustrated by their ethical behavior.
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- Introduction to Air Pollution
- Aquatic Ecology
- Environmental Chemistry Concepts and Design
- Epidemiology in Public Health
- Health and the Environment
- Advanced Environmental Toxicology
- Environmental Chemicals: Exposure, Transport and Fate
- Small Watershed Hydrology
- Biogeochemical Cycles
- Food and Nutrition Toxicology
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Introductory Biochemistry
- Environmental Microbiology
- Health Informatics
- Biostatistics in Public Health
- 12 months
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- Undergraduate and/or graduate school transcripts reflecting a GPA of 3.00 or greater
- Copies of graduate record exam (GRE) scores reflecting a verbal plus quantitative score of 297 or greater
- Three letters of recommendation
- A letter stating goals and choice of disciplinary interest
- Documentation from an Environmental Sciences Graduate faculty member who agrees to be the student's research adviser (this can be submitted after application, but must be submitted prior to entrance to the program)
- A lower-level degree in a related science with coursework in calculus, organic chemistry, biology, and physics is desirable but not required.
International21006 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
National21006 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State5352 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.
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