Environmental Studies, M.Sc. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Environmental Studies MSc program from San José State University is designed to prepare students for careers as environmental professionals or to pursue further academic training in Ph.D. and other advanced degree programs.


At the Environmental Studies MSc program from San José State University global and local perspectives are integrated in the coursework and the faculty and students embrace a diversity of perspectives.

Graduates with Environmental Studies from San José State University will be able to:

  • thoroughly review literature and research in a specific area of environmental studies and able to formulate original research questions based on critical analysis of aforementioned review.
  • develop appropriate and feasible methods for original research project.
  • possess thorough knowledge of the history of environmental thought.
  • carry out original research plan and write a high-quality scholarly thesis or professional report.
  • present original research results in a public oral defense.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Methods 
  • Environmental Thought and Philosophy 
  • Research and Proposal Development 
  • Master’s Thesis or Project 
  • Special Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies or related field from an accredited institution
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) or better for the last 60 semester units of academic study
  • Two letters of recommendation from university faculty members or professionals in the field
  • A personal statement of purpose that describes your background and objectives for seeking the MS - Environmental Studies at SJSU
  • Applicants from countries in which the native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 580 (Paper Based), 237 (Computer Based), or 92 (Internet Based) on the TOEFL exam for foreign students
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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