12 months
1105 USD/credit 33150 USD/year
1105 USD/credit 33150 USD/year
613 USD/credit 18390 USD/year
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Bringing together in-depth study and real-world experience, Towson University’s master’s program in Environmental Science gives you specialized knowledge and skills to address some of the most pressing environmental issues and problems facing metropolitan areas.


From the effects of global warming to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay, environmental issues present problems informed citizens want to solve. The master’s in environmental science at Towson University will help you be part of the solution.

Our graduates are employed by environmental firms and government agencies across the region. Practitioners in the field and those looking for career changes gain opportunities with the Maryland Department of the Environment, Department of Natural Resources, and local and national private environmental companies.

The Environmental Science program is targeted to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a related field, professionals currently working in related fields who are looking to enter the environmental work force, and educators seeking to expand their knowledge of environmental sciences in metropolitan areas so they can teach the specialty.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary, with core courses led by biologists, geologists and chemists. Experts from the private sector and government also teach in the program, providing first-hand counsel and guidance.

Select Your Concentration

Four areas of concentration were developed based on work force needs identified by regional environmental professionals. You can choose from the following concentrations: 

  • biological resources management concentration
  • environmental spatial analysis concentration
  • water resources management and assessment concentration
  • wetlands assessment and management concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics In Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Law And Regulations
  • Ecosystem Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to Towson University.
  • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a regionally accredited college or university* in a related area (i.e. biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental science) with a minimum GPA of 3.00 for full admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Students lacking key prerequisites and/or having a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be given conditional admission.
  • Students without an undergraduate degree in a related area are required to complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75. This should be done in consultation with the graduate program director.
  • two terms of introductory biology with laboratory
  • two terms of introductory chemistry with laboratory
  • one term of statistics or one term of calculus

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 613 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Towson

1797 - 3043 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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