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Environment and Natural Resources, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This page describes the thesis option offered on our main campus at Stillwater.  Students who plan to work in industry, consulting, or with regulatory agencies (such as EPA, ODEQ, etc.) may consider the Professional Science Master's (PSM) program offered at our satellite campus in Tulsa.

The Master of Science degree requires students to complete a 36 credit hour course of study. Students must also complete a program assessment form upon completion of degree and return it to the program coordinator.

MS students must complete one of the following research options. All options must have an oral or written presentation of a research proposal and an oral defense of the final product. The ESGP program is an interdisciplinary program, and thus the students’ research efforts are expected to address an environmental problem from multiple perspectives, which may include a social and/or economic perspective.

  • Thesis
  • Creative Component
  • Report

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Sustainability
  • Environmental Problem Analysis
  • Genres of Environmental Writing
  • Natural or Physical Science 
  • Skills Component

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee.
  • One original transcript from each college or university attended. For PhD applicants, the cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be 3.0 or higher. All transcripts should be scans of official transcripts showing the college’s or registrar’s original seal and any degrees completed.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if required to establish English proficiency). A minimum iBT TOEFL score of 79 (or 550 paper based), or a minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5 is required.
  • GRE test score completed within the past 5 years [optional but strongly recommended for students who wish to be considered for assistantships].
  • Current and complete resume or Curriculum Vita. For PhD applicants, this should include the citation of the completed Master’s thesis.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      876 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 876 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      876 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 876 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      230 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 230 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Stillwater

    • 900 - 1400 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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