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Environmental Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Sc.
27 months
Duration
19686 USD/year
19686 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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Students in the Environmental Health Sciences MS program offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst should have previous training in the basic sciences. Undergraduate major degrees are usually in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or environmental sciences (or any of the sub disciplines – e.g. biochemistry).

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Overview

Students in the Environmental Health Sciences MS program offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst are strongly focused on specific research studies of interest, and have identified a faculty mentor willing to support their research project in Environmental Health Sciences.

A successful student will leave the program with expertise in a number of disciplines, as well as specific training in one of three broad concentrations: Environmental & Molecular Epidemiology, Environmental Monitoring & Exposure Science, or Environmental Toxicology.

Programme Structure

 MS students must complete:

  • three public health core courses
  • four core environmental health sciences courses
  • electives (nine to eighteen credits in total)
  • a thesis (nine credits)

The M.S. degree is typically completed in four semesters plus the intervening summer. A minimum of 42 credits is required.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 
  • Foreign applicants must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum TOEFL score is 600 or better for the paper-based exam or a score of 90 or better for the internet-based exam. The Graduate School also requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Admission is based on the applicant’s grades in undergraduate and graduate courses; test scores; letters of recommendation; and the applicant’s personal statement. They must also have adequate undergraduate preparation (cumulative grade point average of B or better) in the basic sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9843 USD per semester and a duration of 27 months.
  • National

    19686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9843 USD per semester and a duration of 27 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 27 months.

Funding

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