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Environmental Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, TX,
This interdisciplinary program integrates the expertise of SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, College of Sciences and Mathematics and Department of General Business, as well as the Division of Biomedical Research at UTHCT to deliver considerable research and teaching resources.


The result is a program with both the breadth and depth needed to address the complex issues of the environmental science field. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment in private industry, environmental consulting, health care, government regulatory agencies, and educational and research institutions. Graduates also obtain the experience and skills necessary to pursue further advanced education in environmental science or related fields.


The mission of the Institutional Accreditation Office (IAO) is to provide coordination and support to all units of the University in the continuing effort to demonstrate compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Soil-Plant Relationships
  • Advanced Agricultural Waste Management
  • Aquatic Vascular Plants
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Advanced Ichthyology
  • Advanced Limnology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Waste Water Analysis
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Topics in Analytical Chemistry
  • Advanced Environmental Chemistry 
  • Survey in Environmental Toxicology
  • Remediation and Reclamation of Disturbed Land
  • Water Resource Management
  • Microbial Ecology

                            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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                            Academic Requirements

                            You need the following GPA score:

                            Required score: 3

                            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                            • Undergraduate Degree with 2.5 GPA overall, 3.0 GPA in major
                            • At least a 79 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE.
                            • Have your official GRE/GMAT scores sent to SFA (Once you have applied, you will be notified of the requirement for your chosen program)
                            • students for whom English is a second language require a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) or 80 (Internet) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              22866 USD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 22866 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                            • National

                              22866 USD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 22866 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                            • In-State

                              10288 USD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 10288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                            Living costs for Nacogdoches

                            • 921 - 1710 USD/month
                              Living Costs

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