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Environmental Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, FL,
Welcome to the UWF Department of Environmental Studies Graduate Program. We offer a Masters in Environmental Science that will provide you with advanced research and education in earth and environmental sciences. 


Departmental areas of concentration include:

  • coastal science
  • geographic information science
  • hydrogeology
  • soil science 
  • dendrochronology
  • contaminant hydrogeology
  • meteorology/climatology

The program includes a thesis and non-thesis option, both of which provide a foundation for employment in the private and public sectors of the environmental fields.  In addition, the thesis option prepares students for advanced study leading to the doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Field Research
  • Practicum in Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Aspects of Urban Growth
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Urban Planning
  • Special Topics in Environmental Science
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Sampling & Analysis in Environmental Science
  • Geography of North America
  • Geography of Latin America
  • Geography of the Middle East

                    Detailed Programme Facts

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

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                    General Requirements

                    • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal score at or above the 50th percentile and a quantitative score at or above the 40th percentile
                    • Submission of a formal letter of interest, background, and professional goals
                    • Submission of three letters of recommendation by individuals in professionally relevant fields (waived for graduates of the UWF Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
                    • Submission of current curriculum vitae (CV)/résumé
                    • Completion of the Foundational Proficiencies as a condition of admission to the program

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      1029 USD/credit
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                    • National

                      463 USD/credit
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                    • In-State

                      369 USD/credit
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                    Living costs for Pensacola

                    • 892 - 1480 USD/month
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