M.Sc. On Campus Online

Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois Springfield

12 months
21816 USD/year
21816 USD/year
10632 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The curriculum for the MS in Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois Springfield allows students to gain strong scientific understanding of ways to study, evaluate, and interpret environmental realities and their impacts, as well as to manage and mitigate environmental problems.


The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield is to provide students with the advanced interdisciplinary training necessary for addressing environmental problems. Graduates of the department are prepared for diverse careers in environmental fields.

Learning outcomes

Objectives are to enable Environmental Sciences students to:

  • develop a basic literacy in the natural and social sciences and the humanities as they contribute to an understanding of environmental issues;
  • critically analyze environmental problems;
  • identify, research, and evaluate environmental problems; and
  • compare, contrast, implement, and manage short- and long-term solutions to environmental problems. The department recommends that students interested in the Environmental Sciences degree have prior knowledge of chemistry, algebra, statistics, and biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Environmental Natural Sciences
  • Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Research Methods in Environmental Studies
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Justice in America
  • Global Change in Local Places
  • World Environmental Thought
  • Environmental Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Admissions Application
  • Personal Statement – This is an applicant’s chance to tell us about themselves. Describe interests and accomplishments which are not indicated elsewhere on the application.
  • Academic Statement – Tell us more about professional aspiration, intellectual interests, and personal experiences relevant to the choice of a specific academic program at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
  • Completion of a 300-level or higher ecology course with lab, with grade of B or better
  • Undergraduate or work background sufficient for advanced course work in environmental studies

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5316 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1100 - 1500 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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