M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Sciences

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21592 USD/year
21592 USD/year
5500 USD/year
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Learn to recognize environmental hazards, protect human health and improve environmental quality with the Environmental Sciences program at University of Nevada, Reno. With a strong basis in quantitative sciences, we prepare graduate students for challenging and exciting careers impacting the world around us.


The Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences & Health Graduate Program

The field of environmental science encompasses all regulatory areas that work to protect human health through applied science, create a sustainable balance between society and the environment, and develop preventative healthcare methods.

The Environmental Sciences program at 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.

Classes are taught by respected faculty members who are environmental experts and passionate about effective management and safeguarding of natural resources.

Our students’ research is targeting areas such as:

  • industrialization or technology impacts on the environment,
  • economics and resource availability,
  • regulation and law,
  • environmental ethics,
  • land conservation,
  • political ecology, and
  • ecosystem management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Air Pollution
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry Concepts and Design
  • Epidemiology in Public Health
  • Health and the Environment
  • Advanced Environmental Toxicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a related science is desirable including courses in calculus, chemistry (organic chemistry), biology and physics.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00,
  • Graduate record exam (GRE),
  • International students must have TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper version), 250 (computer version) or 100 (internet based version) results,
  • 3 letters of recommendation,
  • A letter stating goals and choice of disciplinary interest,
  • Documentation from an Environmental Sciences Graduate faculty member who agrees to be your research advisor. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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